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US telecom firm files case against Verma,Tytler’s son

The complainant told the police that it had plans to set up a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) project in rural India.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: December 7, 2013 1:37:26 am

A US-based telecom company has registered a case of cheating against Abhishek Verma,the prime accused in the Navy war room leak case,and Siddharth Tytler,son of Congress leader Jagdish Tytler,and their associates in the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) for allegedly duping the firm of Rs 5 crore on the pretext of setting up a cellular service firm for rural India as part of a joint venture.

The complaint was made by the chairman of the US-based firm Corewip Ltd on behalf of their representative in India stating that Verma committed the fraud while out on bail and convinced the complainant to invest in the venture claiming they had good relations with senior politicians and that the cellular service firm could be set up in India with their help.

The police said the complaint was made by Joseph Rubinstein,the chairman of Corewip,on the basis of which the EOW of the Delhi Police registered a case under sections 420,467,468,406,471,120-B and 34 of the IPC.

Rubinstein alleged that the accused persons asked him to start their company in a joint venture in India with them and asked him to invest in it. “In the complaint filed by Rubinstein,TCM Mobile LLC said its subsidiary Corewip entered into a joint venture promoted by Tytler’s son Siddharth and arms agent Abhishek Verma to set up a cellular service for rural India after they assured them that top politicians were on board,” said a senior police officer.

The complainant told the police that it had plans to set up a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) project in rural India and Verma arranged meetings with Tytler in 2009 to build their confidence. “Before we invested in the company,we met with the complainants several times and were given assurance by them. However,the Rs 5 crore that was invested in the project was fraudulently withdrawn by Verma and his associates after using forged documents,” the complainant alleged in the FIR.

Praveer Ranjan,the incumbent Joint Commissioner of Police (EOW) had been handling the cases against Verma while he was posted in the CBI as the DIG.

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