Published On: Wed, Oct 21st, 2015

Court nullifies CBI charges against former IGP

Coimbatore: The charge sheet filed against a senior police officer accusing him of extorting over Rs 2.85 crore from some of the accused in Paazee Forex Trading scam of Tirupur, about five years ago, has been closed by the CBI Court here.

CBI Court closed the charges framed against  senior police officer Pramod Kumar.

CBI Court closed the charges framed against senior police officer Pramod Kumar.

Police have registered a case against Paazee directors, charging them of defrauding the investors to the tune of over Rs 800 crore in 2009, which was handed over to the Economic Offences Wing, when Pramod Kumar was the Inspector General of Police of West Zone.

The case was later transferred to CBI on the direction of Madras High Court, along with an abduction case of a woman director of the company in 2011, against a DSP, two inspectors and a constable.

During the course of investigation, Pramod Kumar was also added as an accused and a charge sheet framed against him under various sections, leading to his suspension in May 2012 and arrest, when he was IG of Armed Police.

As the official approached Supreme Court saying the case was shifted to CBI without hearing him, the apex court in March gave directive in his favour and the initial proceeding of the transfer of the case was nullified, police said.

Based on the directive, CBI Court special judge N Muralidharan here closed the charges framed against Pramod Kumar on Monday, making him free of charge, they said.

PTI

About the Author