Businessman faces trial for forging US mission letters

Upholding a magisterial court order,Additional Sessions Judge Rajeev Bansal has directed a businessman to stand trial on charges of cheating and forgery.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:February 22, 2012 5:32 am

Upholding a magisterial court order,Additional Sessions Judge Rajeev Bansal has directed a businessman to stand trial on charges of cheating and forgery.

Ranjan Sukhani has been accused of forging letters of the United States Embassy and of officials of the United Nations to avail a substantial bank loan.

Sukhani had appealed against the magistrate’s 2004 order,and the sessions court has now asked him to appear before the former.

“I do not find any infirmity in the order assailed by the petitioner in these proceedings. The present petition is thus devoid of merits and is hereby dismissed,” said ASJ Bansal.

The case was registered against Sukhani the Vijaya Bank wrote to the Economic offences Wing (EOW) of the Delhi Police,claiming that he had approached them for a loan of Rs 45 lakh.

Along with other loan documents,Sukhrani had submitted three letters purportedly written by the chief travel coordinator of the Embassy of USA,travel coordinator of an organisation of the UN and Videocon International Ltd. The bank had approached the police after it grew suspicious of their authenticity.

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