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Abhishek Verma: Forgery case registered at Jagdish Tytler’s behest

Verma and his wife have been remanded in judicial custody till August 16.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: August 9, 2012 5:46:35 pm

Businessman Abhishek Verma today told a Delhi court that he has been falsely implicated by CBI in a forgery case at the behest of Congress leader Jagdish Tytler against whom he had deposed in a corruption case.

Verma,who along with his Romanian wife,was arrested yesterday afresh by CBI in a forgery case lodged on Sports Minister Ajay Maken’s complaint,told Special Judge Sanjeev Jain that it was a “politically motivated” case.

“This is a political rivalry and this is being done at the behest of Jagdish Tytler as I had deposed against him in another (graft) case.

“There was a deal between me and CBI as per which it had said that if I give evidence and depose against Tytler,the agency will not oppose my wife Anca’s bail in that case. I gave evidence against Tytler but CBI backtracked,” Verma argued while opposing the extension of his judicial custody.

The court,however,remanded Verma and his wife Anca Maria Neascu to seven days judicial custody till August 16 saying the matter is at an initial stage and the probe is on.

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