List of accused includes top cops and civic officials
The CBI has filed a supplementary chargesheet against 28 accused in the IMA scam, including the Bengaluru-based company’s Managing Director Mohammed Mansoor Khan, in the designated court in Bengaluru.
The list of accused includes Hemant Nimbalkar, Additional Commissioner (Admin), Bengaluru City Police, LC Nagaraj, Assistant Commissioner, Bengaluru North, EB Sridhara, Dy Sp, CID, EOD, Bengaluru, Ajay Hilori, Commandant, KSRP, M Ramesh, Police Inspector, City Special Branch, and Gowri Shankar, Sub Inspector, Jeevan Bhima Nagar police station, Bengaluru.
The supplementary chargesheet alleges that the then Revenue Officer, along with other police officials, closed the enquiries into the complaints received against the company. The accused allegedly did not take necessary action under the law, including the KPIDFE Act, 2004, and instead allegedly gave a clean chit and recommended closure of the complaints against the company. According to the chargesheet, several thousand investors in the company had lost crores.
Earlier, the CBI had registered 4 cases in connection with the scam, which involved unauthorised deposits collected from a large number of depositors to the tune of Rs 4,000 crore.
Meanwhile, Mohammed Mansoor Khan remains in jail in connection with the case.
One the earlier accused, IAS officer BM Vijay Shankar, committed suicide in June.