New Delhi: An FIR under charges of cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy against four companies suspected of donating Rs 2.5 crore each to AAP last year, was registered by the Economic Offences Wing of Delhi Police, earlier today.
Economic Offences Wing was formed by the Government of India Resolution on February 29, 1964, with the motive of strengthening the CBI body. The EOW wing of CBI deals with cases of violation of fiscal laws.
Police said that the ministry of corporate affairs, which conducted a probe against these companies, had filed the FIR.
The accusation was made by Aam Aadmi Volunteers Manch (AVAM), who have alleged that the four companies donated Rs 2.5 crore each to AAP. The donation is doubted to assist AAP in last year’s assembly elections. Regarding this matter, AVAM has even approached the Election Commission and police.
A non-government organisation set up by ex-AAP national council member Karan Singh, AVAM was initially a part of AAP. The party which has been in existence since August 2014 now contains around 50 active members.
However, AAP has strongly discredited these yet to be proved allegations. Moreover failing to substantiate the claim, even AVAM is facing criticism.
The EOW sources revealed that upon conducting deep, independent inquiry into the functioning of these companies, the ministry of corporate affairs found that some of their addresses were wrong. Also, a chartered accountant’s signature shown in the books of accounts was alleged to be forged too.
The matter was followed by slamming of a case under sections 420 IPC (cheating), 465 IPC (forgery) and criminal conspiracy against the companies.
(Inputs from Agencies) (picture courtesy: washingtonpost.com)