Jammu: A court in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday framed charges against liquor baron Raj Daluja for offences of cheating, forgery among others in connection with alleged illegal shifting of a liquor shop in the city.
"I am satisfied that prima-facie offences under sections 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery) and 471 (using as genuine a forged document or electronic record) of Ranbir Panel code (RPC) are made out against the accused and there is sufficient material to proceed against them for these offences," Principal Sessions Judge, Jammu, Jang Bahadur Singh Jawmal said.
Daluja, who is a liquor baron, denied the charges and sought a trial.
"....the case is hereby transmitted to court of the learned Chief Judicial Magistrate (JCM) Jammu with direction to proceed on with trial under law," the judge said and asked him to appear in the court of CJM Jammu on May 27.
As per the case diary, a liqour shop owned by one Chander Mohan Verma during 1979-80 located at Rajinder Bazad in Jammu, under licence names of Raj Daluja and M Rah was shifted first to Janipur and then to Bahu Fort area by producing a fake NOC of District Magistrate.