The trial against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler and arms dealer Abhishek Verma, chargesheeted for allegedly sending a forged letter addressed to then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2009, started in a special court Tuesday.
The chargesheet was filed by the CBI, based on a complaint by then Minister of State for Home Ajay Maken, who alleged that a forged letter on his letterhead was written to Singh by Verma, seeking easing of business visa norms.
Special CBI judge Anju Bajaj Chandna Tuesday recorded the statement of Maken as the prosecution witness in the case. Maken was also cross-examined by the counsel for accused persons in the case.
The prosecution evidence would continue on Tuesday.
Tytler and Verma had earlier been put on trial for alleged offences punishable under various sections of the IPC.