The Economic Offenses Wing (EOW) of Mumbai Police on Wednesday registered a case of bank fraud against three persons, including BJP leader Mohit Kamboj.
Kamboj is accused of defrauding Indian Overseas Bank to the tune of Rs 52.8 crore. Following the complaint of the Chief Regional Manager of the bank, EOW took action against him and registered a case.
However, Kamboj has denied the allegations and termed the FIR as completely fake.
What is the charge leveled against Kamboj?
According to EOW officials, the bank manager alleged that Kamboj and his associates Siddhant Bangla and Jitendra Kapoor had opened a company before 2010.
For this company, all three had taken a loan of Rs 52.8 crore from the bank between 2011 and 2015.
It is alleged that the reason for which Kamboj had taken the loan was not used for the same purpose. He sank the entire amount by using the loan elsewhere.
FIR has been registered against Kamboj under these sections
EOW officials said that based on the complaint of the bank manager, an FIR has been registered against Kamboj and two associates under sections 420 (cheating) and 409 (criminal breach of trust) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The inspection of the matter is going on.
Kamboj denies the allegations
Here, Kamboj has denied the allegations made. He tweeted, ‘I have come to know that Mumbai Police has filed an FIR against me. An FIR has been filed against me by taking out old bank issues of an old company which got shut down in 2017. This is completely bogus.
He said, ‘I think the Maha Vikas Aghadi government of Maharashtra is trying to suppress my voice by doing this, but they are not afraid of it.’
Ready to fight legal battle – Kamboj
Kamboj tweeted, ‘Is it Sanjay Raut’s revenge or Nawab Malik’s. I am ready to fight a legal battle against it. This will make the milk of the milk and the water of the water. I know that at the behest of CP Sanjay Pandey, a fake complaint has been filed against me.
Let us inform that Kamboj had demanded action against Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik accusing him of having links with the underworld.
Kamboj’s house has already been raided
Let us inform that earlier also action has been taken against Kamboj. In June 2020, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had raided five locations in connection with the bank fraud of 57 crores. One of the places in this was the house of Mohit Kamboj. At that time Mohit Kamboj was the General Secretary of Mumbai BJP.
The CBI team took that action on the basis of a complaint given by the Bank of India (BOI), but Kamboj survived at that time.
BMC also inspected Kamboj’s house
Let us inform that in March, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had inspected Kamboj’s house to investigate the case of illegal construction. At that time also Kamboj had accused the Maharashtra government of taking wrong action and implicating him.
Kamboj had joined BJP in the year 2013. Let us inform that Kamboj, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, started his business in 2004 by reaching Mumbai.
After this, in the year 2013, he joined the BJP and contested from Dhindoshi seat in the 2014 assembly elections. During that time he had to face defeat from Sunil Prabhu of Shiv Sena.
However, after that his hold in the party became stronger and he was entrusted with the responsibility of many important posts.