first_imgKantak said two FIRs cannot be registered in relation toKantak said two FIRs cannot be registered in relation to the same case and that the complaint filed by the trio against the “unknown accused” for siphoning off the money should have been investigated first.Opposing the prosecutions argument that custodial interrogation of Dessai, Phadke and Mulla was necessary to recover minutes of the meeting book which has gone missing, he said the book is irrelevant because the police complaint mentioned that the issue about the cheque was never taken up in the meeting.As per the prosecution, the trio had opened accounts between October 23, 2006, and May 23, 2008, when GCA was headed by Dayanand Narvekar while Dessai was its secretary and Phadke its treasurer.”They prepared forged documents as well as a resolution of GCA and submitted it to the Development Credit Bank to open an account. They then encashed a cheque of Rs 2.87 crore given by BCCI to GCA,” the complaint had stated.The accused also allegedly forged signatures and withdrew Rs 26 lakh from the Federal Bank on the pretext of making payment to a sports goods company called Hako Enterprise.Dessai, Phadke and Mulla were booked under sections 408, 409 (criminal breach of trust), 419 (cheating by impersonation), 463, 464, 468 (forgery), 471 (fraud), 420 (cheating) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.However, Kantak said the signatures of all the accused were forged to open the bank accounts where the cheques amounting to Rs 3.13 crore were encashed.Lawyer Shailendra Bhobe representing the third accused (Mulla) said his client has been in police custody for last five days and they have not been able to get any evidence against him.advertisementHowever, public prosecutor Bharne said the custody of the accused is required so that they dont tamper with the evidence.She said the investigating agency has to search and seal the GCA office so that important documents which are relevant to the case are not destroyed. PTI RPS NSK ZMNlast_img

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