Uttarakhand’s former minister of state, his wife and brother were sentenced to five years, had cheated crores

In the case of cheating of crores of rupees in the name of selling trust land, the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate IV Abhishek Kumar Srivastava sentenced former minister of state Manish Verma, his wife Neetu Verma and brother Sanjeev Verma to five years’ rigorous imprisonment and 20 years. – Has been sentenced to fine of Rs.20,000.
In default of payment of fine, all will have to undergo additional imprisonment of one month each. The three convicts have been sent to Dehradun District Jail Sudhowala.
Case was lodged in Jani police station of Meerut:
Atul Krishna Bhatnagar, Professor of Subharti Medical College, Subhartipuram, District Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) had filed a case on March 14, 2012 at Jani police station in Meerut. He had told the police that Sahil, who worked in the college, told him that dental colleges and hospitals were running in Dehradun under the Shree Shree 1008 Narayan Swami Charitable Trust.
Its creator is Manish Verma. He has no knowledge of running a hospital etc. Debt has become too much. In such a situation, he wants to sell 100 bighas of land including dental college and hospital building.
100 bigha land and dental college-hospital building deal for 30 crores
Sahil provided a photocopy of the land papers to Atul Krishna. Sahil also got the talk of Atul Krishna and Manish Verma. On 20 April 2012, Atul Krishna came to visit the Dental College and Hospital located at village Kotana-Santour, Premnagar (Dehradun). There he met Manish Verma. The deal for 100 bighas of land and dental college and hospital building was settled in both the parties for Rs 30 crore.
After this, Atul Krishna deposited about 25 crores in the bank accounts of Manish, Neetu and Sanjeev on different dates. After this, the measurement was done on the spot, then instead of 100, the land turned out to be 42 bighas. Rest of the land documents were forged.
Meerut police transferred this FIR to Dalanwala Kotwali of Dehradun. Later it was found that the matter is of Cantt police station area, then it was transferred to Cantt. In this case, the Cantt Kotwali police filed a charge sheet against the three in the court on 19 May 2014. The trial began on 29 September 2021 in the trial.
Trial completed in less than a year
The trial in the court was completed in less than a year. Assistant Prosecution Officer Javed Ahmed and Vivek Thakur argued on behalf of the prosecution. Ten witnesses were produced for the prosecution.
The court reserved the judgment on 18 August 2022 and pronounced the sentence on Monday. The court acquitted everyone under Section 406 (Treaty in trust) of the trial. Under the sections of cheating and forgery, the three convicts were sentenced to five years’ rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 20,000 each.

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