The charges: Nimbalkar, Hilori received favours for shielding IMA’s Mansoor Khan
The state government has given the go-ahead to the CBI to prosecute Hemant Nimbalkar, IPS, and Ajay Hilory, IPS, on charges of conspiring to favour IMA (I-Monetary Advisory Pvt Ltd) and its head, Mohammed Mansoor Khan.
As per the government order dated September 9, the CBI has stated that based on the adverse findings of the RBI against IMA, the then DGP had directed the DGP, CID to take necessary action against the company. The CID appointed E B Sridhara, Dy SP, to conduct the enquiry. Hemant Nimbalkar, then head of CID’s Economic Offences wing, supervised the enquiry from February 2018 to July 2019. He allegedly took a contrary stand and defended the IMA by stating that IMA had not violated any provisions of the Karnataka Protection of Interest on Depositors Financial Establishment (KPIDFE) Act 2004.
According to the government order, the CBI alleged that Nimbalkar showed undue interest in favouring Mohammed Mansoor Khan and wanted to protect him from any action under the KPID Act. He also tried to influence other public servants like LC Nagaraj, the then Assistant Commissioner, Bengaluru North. In turn, Nimbalkar allegedly received favours from Khan in cash and kind.
In the case of Ajay Hilori, the then DCP (East), he allegedly demanded and accepted illegal gratification on various occasions from Mohammed Mansoor Khan through Nijamuddin, Director and Operational Manager, IMA, for delaying the report to the RBI and for not taking action against IMA on various complaints in connivance with other public servants.
The state government has therefor accorded sanction to the CBI to prosecute Hemant Nimbalkar and Ajay Hilori under section 197 of the Cr PC, section 170 of the Karnataka Police Act 1963 , sections 420, 406 and 409 of the IPC and section 9 of KPIDFE Act 2004.