EOW of Mumbai Police closes INS Vikrant Fund case against his son Kirit Somaiya

BJP leader Kirit Somaiya. file. , Photo Credit: PTI

The Economic Offenses Wing (EOW) of Mumbai Police closed the case. Against Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kirit Somaiya and his son Neil In the alleged case of misappropriation of funds to save the naval aircraft INS Vikrant.

A closure report was submitted by the EOW officials in a Mumbai court on December 14. It said the police did not find any criminality in the case against Mr Somaiya and his son, which led to the C-summary (closure). ) the report was filed.

Somaiya had moved a petition for pre-arrest bail before the sessions court on April 9 after Trombay police station registered a criminal case against him on the basis of a complaint by Baban Bhosale, a retired army personnel.

The First Information Report (FIR) was registered under sections 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code. INS Vikrant was decommissioned in the year 1997, however it was sold and scrapped in November 2104. ₹2000 only.

On April 13, the Bombay High Court had granted interim protection to the duo and said, “The prima facie indicates that the allegations are based primarily on media reports. While there are specific allegations of misappropriation of Rs 57 crore, there is no material on record to suggest on what basis the complainant has arrived at the said figure. The court kept on increasing the security.

The anticipatory bail of father and son was rejected by the Special Prevention of Money Laundering Court on April 12. It was mentioned in the arguments that the ₹57 crore case pertains to the year 2013 and hence it is politically motivated. It also states that there is no evidence of his involvement in the case.