Chandigarh: Police have registered a case of cheating and forgery against Punjab Congress MLA Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu, who represents Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda district, and six others.
The case was lodged on the directions of a local court after a complaint by Delhi resident Raman Uppal that he had been duped of Rs 60 crore by fraudulent replacement of directors in a firm called International Customer Related Management Services (ICRMS) Private Limited, police said.
The MLA and others allegedly transferred shareholdings, structure and assets of ICRMS through forgery of valuable security and falsification of company records, following which the existing directors of the company were replaced, they said.
The other accused have been identified as Sukhbir Singh Shergill, resident of SAS Nagar, his wife Gurbir Kaur Shergill, Narinder Singh, Rajdeep Singh, Brij Kishore Tiwari, all residents of Ludhiana, and Kamal Kishore Gupta, resident of Delhi.
The Shergills are relatives of Sidhu. It has also been alleged that money had misappropriated from ICRMS.
Uppal has demanded investigation by the directorate of enforcement, union ministry of finance.
When contacted, Mohinder claimed he had no connection with ICRMS and the case was politically motivated. He said he would take legal action against the complainant.
A case has been registered against the accused under relevant sections of the IPC, including Section 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 464 (making a false document) and Section 466 (forgery of record of court or of public register).