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Raja Bhaiyya,wife booked for forgery

A case of forgery and cheating has been registered at Lucknow’s Aliganj police station against former minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiyya and his wife Bhanvi Kumari on the complaint of his former public relations officer (PRO) Rajeev Kumar Yadav.

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: June 29, 2013 6:02:01 am

A case of forgery and cheating has been registered at Lucknow’s Aliganj police station against former minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiyya and his wife Bhanvi Kumari on the complaint of his former public relations officer (PRO) Rajeev Kumar Yadav.

Yadav has alleged that Raja Bhaiyya allegedly opened a bank account in his name on the basis of forged documents and signatures in 2009.

Raja Bhaiyya’s driver Rohit Kumar Singh and his wife Monica,besides then manager of HDFC bank’s Aliganj branch Waliullah Sarvar Ali,have also been named in the complaint.

Yadav has alleged that Ali helped Raja Bhaiyya and others in opening the account in his name without verifying the documents and their signatures. He also alleged that his name and his father’s name (DK Yadav) is mentioned in the documents,but other details,including the signatures,were forged.

Yadav further alleged that the account was being operated by Raja Bhaiyya and his aides since 2009.

The case has been registered under IPC sections 419,420,467,468 and 471 which include charges of forgery of valuable security and cheating by impersonation.

The police said Yadav had filed an application in a local court to get the FIR lodged. The court had sought a report from Aliganj police station regarding the matter while hearing the application on June 19. The police had to submit the report today.

Yadav,who was Raja Bhaiyya’s PRO between 2004 and 2008,had earlier submitted a complaint to the CBI alleging that Raja Bhaiyya was involved in foodgrain scam during his tenure as food and civil supply minister in the Mulayam Singh Yadav government between 2004 and 2007.

He had also reportedly handed over a diary to the CBI that allegedly contained details of the money received by Raja Bhaiyya from various sources and the receivings being countersigned by the former minister’s wife.

The CBI is probing the scam in which foodgrain meant for the public distribution system was diverted into the open market in many districts of UP.

Yadav had also written to CBI that he was wiling to record his statement before the court.

Sources said the CBI had got signatures in the diary examined by experts and only one signature matched with that of Bhanvi Kumari but there was no amount written against that signature.

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