Four men accused of cheating granted anticipatory bail by Karnataka HC

Four men accused of cheating granted anticipatory bail by Karnataka HC
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A case under IPC sections 419 (punishment for cheating by personation) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) has been booked.

BENGALURU: Justice KS Mudgal, of the Karnataka high court had observed while granting anticipatory bail to four New Delhi residents —Harjeet Singh Chandok, Baladev Negi, Nawal Kumar and Naresh that bail cannot be denied just because the accused happen to be residents of other states.

As the accused did not produce address proof from their home state, the sessions court had earlier rejected their bail petitions.

A complaint which was filed by R Srinivas, at the Marathahalli police station who had booked a cheating case against six people, including the four petitioners, for buying an Innova car on October 23, 2017 for the complainant under the guise of hire purchasers.

26 equal monthly instalments were collected which totalled over Rs 7 lakh and assured him that, the vehicle will be transferred to his name once he has cleared the loan.

According to the queries of the complainant, it has been revealed that Toyota Financial Bank was the actual financier and the accused had not remitted the instalments paid by him to the bank.

A case under IPC sections 419 (punishment for cheating by personation) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) has been booked. The affirmation of the high court was that, Chandok had retired from the post of director in April 2014 and the other three are not office-bearers of the company.

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