CBI books BJP leader Mohit Kamboj and four others in Rs 67-crore bank forgery case

Mumbai: The anti-corruption probe agency, CBI, has registered a case against BJP leader Mohit Kamboj and four others and conducted searches for alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery pertaining to a loan of Rs 67 crore from Bank of India.
The BJP leader, chief of Mumbai unit of the party’s Yuva Morcha, however, reportedly denied the charges saying the case was a “mistake” and that he had paid Rs 30 crore as dues towards one-time settlement of the loan for which he was issued a certificate.
“Two-and-a-half years after receiving the payment from the company and giving us a ‘no dues certificate’, the bank has filed a case. There is some agenda in this. It can also be an issue of personal rivalry. I will cooperate with the CBI in its investigation,” he is reported to have said.
The bank in its complaint to the CBI has said there were discrepancies in the documents submitted for the settlement and the role of some of its officials has also been looked into.
Besides Kamboj, the CBI has also named erstwhile Avyan Overseas Private Ltd and KBJ Hotels Goa Pvt Ltd in its FIR.
Officials in the CBI said the agency had carried out searches at five locations in Mumbai, including the residential and official premises of the accused, including Kamboj. The searches led to recovery of certain incriminating documents, including those related to property, loan, various bank account details and locker key, they added.