Second charge sheet against Fatta in hawala scam

The Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) in Surat city on Saturday filed a supplementary charge sheet against Afroz Fatta and Bilal Harun Gilani in a Rs 106-crore hawala scam.

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 16, 2014, 00:43 AM IST

Surat: The Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) in Surat city on Saturday filed a supplementary charge sheet against Afroz Fatta and Bilal Harun Gilani in a Rs 106-crore hawala scam.

The 4,000-page charge sheet was filed before Chief Judicial Magistrate D N Parmar in metropolitan court by DCB officials stating Fatta and Gilani's involvement in the hawala scam.

The DCB had last month filed the first charge sheet in the case before the Surat court and named Sudhir Agarwal, Ratan Agarwal and Madanlal Jain as accused in illegal money transaction case.

According to the supplementary charge sheet, Gilani was involved in crucial transactions made by Afroz Fatta and other co-accused and was crucial in sending the amount through the hawala transactions to foreign countries.

The Surat DCB had acted in tandem with the probe agency Enforcement Directorate (ED), which had booked Fatta and Surat -based diamond trader Madanlal Jain, in the hawala scam.

The DCB had arrested Gilani in August this year and at present he is lodged at a Surat Jail. Fatta, who was shifted to Surat by a transfer warrant on Surat DCB's plea, is also lodged at the same jail.

The ED has also started prosecution against Fatta and other 77 accused in separate cases of hawala scam involving Rs 5395 crore.

On March 21, the ED had busted the multi crore Hawala racket during their search operations in Surat-based offices of some diamond traders including Fatta and Jain.