IMA Scam: CBI files charge sheet against IGP, DCP and others
Bengaluru, Oct 17, 2020: The CBI has filed an additional charge sheet against 28 accused persons, including five police officers, in connection with the multi-crore IMA scam. The five police officers named in the chargesheet include IGP Hemanth Nimbalkar and DCP Ajay Hilori.
The official press release of the CBI is as under :
The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a supplementary charge sheet against 28 accused including MD/CEO of a private company based at Bangalore; the then Assistant Commissioner, Bangalore North Sub Division; the then DSP,EOD,CID, Bangalore; the then Inspector General, EOD, CID, Bangalore; the then DCP (East), Bangalore City Police, Bangalore; then SHO(Inspector), Commercial Street Police Station, Bangalore; the then Sub Inspector of Police, Commercial Street Police Station, Bangalore and others including private persons, private companies related to IMA scam in the Designated Court at Bangalore.
It was alleged in the supplementary chargesheet that the said then Revenue Officer along with other police officials of Bangalore had closed the enquiries/verifications conducted by them into the complaints and information received against said private company based at Bangalore. It was further alleged that the accused did not take necessary action under Law, including KPIDFE Act 2004 and instead had given clean chit & recommended closure of the complaints stating that the said private company had not indulged in any illegal acts. It was also alleged that the illegal activities of said company had continued unabated and several thousands of investors had lost crore of rupees.
It may be recalled that CBI had registered 4 cases in connection with the said scam. CBI had earlier filed several charge sheets in the scam. This is a scam involving unauthorised deposits allegedly collected from large number of depositors to the tune of Rs.4000 crore (approx.).
The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.