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Hiranandani moves HC, seeks quashing of chargesheet in graft, cheating case

A division bench of Acting Chief Justice V K Tahilramani recently posted the petition for hearing on February 14 and granted an interim stay on the trial against Hiranandani

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Niranjan Hiranandani
Niranjan Hiranandani | Photo: PTI

Niranjan has approached the seeking to quash the charge sheet filed against him by the in a case of alleged corruption, criminal conspiracy and cheating.

Hiranandani, 61, sought the quashing and setting aside of the charge sheet filed against him in September 2010 by the CBI's for not depositing provident funds of the employees of his group to the tune of Rs 9 crore.

The ACB had charged him under sections pertaining to criminal conspiracy, cheating and under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

A division bench of V K Tahilramani recently posted the petition for hearing on February 14 and granted an interim stay on the trial against

The builder approached the high court after a co-accused, K Gopalan, was discharged from the case.

"The petitioner cannot be vicariously held responsible merely because he is a director of the company," the petition said.

According to the prosecution, Group had not deposited provident funds of its employees between 2003 and 2006.

The alleged non-payment, as per a report submitted by the in its departmental enquiry, was to the tune of Rs 9.36 crore.

Apart from Hiranandani, two employees of the group and four officers from the EPFO have been arraigned as accused in the case.

Following the EPFO's report, the lodged an FIR in the case in March 2008.

First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 15:22 IST
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