Supreme Court Grants Extension of Time to Conclude Trial in Forgery Case Against Congress Leader Jagdish Tytler
Plea for Extension of Six-Month Trial Time Approved
The Supreme Court has approved a plea requesting an extension of time to conclude the trial against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler and businessman Abhishek Verma in a forgery case involving a forged letter.
Extension of Time Granted
A bench comprising justices Aniruddha Bose and Bela M Trivedi granted the extension, stating, “Let the extension of time as prayed for be granted.”
Trial in Delhi Local Court
The trial for the forgery case is currently ongoing in a local court in Delhi. The case revolves around a forged letter on Ajay Maken’s letterhead, which was allegedly written to the prime minister by businessman Abhishek Verma in 2009, seeking relaxation of business visa norms.
Charges Against Tytler and Verma
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has charged Abhishek Verma and Jagdish Tytler with cheating and violations under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The CBI alleges that Tytler collaborated with Verma to defraud a Chinese telecom company, presenting a fake and forged letter to the firm’s officials, falsely claiming it was written by Ajay Maken to the prime minister.
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