Ranjit Mahanti 
THE current Association of Andheri Court’s Bar has demanded that previous Committee Members return Rs 9,11,920, an amount the association has deemed was siphoned off through fraud. The association has also debarred these fraud lawyers (Committee Members) for a period of 10 years. 

Andheri Courts’ Bar Association’s (ACBA) election for 2019-2020 was held in the month of March-April this year. RP Mishra was appointed president of the ACBA. During the filing of Income Tax Return (ITR) and auditing, the scam to the tune of Rs 9,11,920 was detected. ACBA issued show cause notice to previous Committee Members and asked them to file reply to the show cause notice. However the former Committee Members failed to submit any kind of reply whatsoever. 

On August 28, 2019 ACBA held its Special General Body Meeting (SGBM) of its Committee Members. SGBM decided to recover Rs 9,11,920 from previous Committee Members through a notice sent on August 30.  The copy of the notice is available with ABI (Akela Bureau of Investigation).  

Sources said a former committee member (name withheld by ABI) has accepted the occurrence of fraud and disclosed that he was paid Rs 15,000 from the scam money. 

Note : How was the fraud actually committed. Read in detail in the next article.

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