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Ruchika family lawyer wanted in 2007 cheating case

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 12:55

Chandigarh: Trouble is brewing for Ruchika Girhotra family lawyer Pankaj Bhardwaj as a Punjab police team visited his residence here to arrest him in connection with a 2007 case of cheating and forgery in Amritsar.

The police team from Amritsar had descended at his
residence yesterday to arrest him but failed to trace him,
police said today.

The case pertains to land owned by Amritsar
Improvement Trust, which was allegedly transferred in the name
of a company in which Bhardwaj was one of the directors, they

It is alleged that the land was transferred through
forged documents following which the Trust and a Gurgaon-based firm filed a complaint of cheating in 2007.
On the recent directions of the Punjab and Haryana
High Court, Amritsar police took action against about two
dozen accused by presenting a chargesheet in the Amritsar
Bhardwaj`s aide had yesterday told the court hearing the bail application of former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore in the Ruchika molestation case that the lawyer was indisposed following which the vacation bench of Justice Ajay Tewrai
deferred the matter till today.

Bharadwaj could not be contacted.


First Published: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 12:55

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