Aarti Sehwag, wife of former cricketer Virender Sehwag has filed an FIR in New Delhi against several persons of cheating by forging her signature on a cheque amount Rs 4.5 crore. Aarti Sehwag filed an FIR on Friday against eight of her business partners in SMGK Agro and has alleged that they took a loan of Rs 4.5 crore forging her signatures.
"The accused persons approached the creditors without any consent and knowledge of the complainant ... and availed loan of Rs 4.5 crore from them," the complaint submitted by Aarti to the police stated. "Due to the default, the creditors invoked the arbitration clause and filed a complaint in the court. During the proceeding, it was shocking for the complainant to see her signature and partite agreement, which she had never signed," it added.
In Case FIR No.130 U/S 420/468/471/34 of IPC regarding the complaint of Aarti Sehwag her partners in the agro-based company took a loan of Rs. 4.5 Cr from M/s Lakhanpal Promoters & Builders Pvt. Ltd, by forging her signatures and later defaulted in payment.
Sehwag has said that the accused tried to sway the creditors through her famous husband's name and later forged her signatures on the tripartite agreement. They issued two postdated cheques to the creditors. The firm later failed to pay back the loan amount.
The police registered an FIR against the accused under Sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly), 468 (forgery), 471 (using as genuine a forged document) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.
Close to a week ago, there was a report of an Indian-origin private banker being sentenced to 13 years jail on Thursday in Singapore after he pleaded guilty to 20 forgery and cheating charges, and another 30 charges under the Computer Misuse Act for USD 10 million. Another 503 similar charges were taken into consideration during the sentencing of Kale Jagdish Purushottam, who had siphoned USD 10 million from accounts of Barclays Bank clients between June 2010 and January 2013, reported The Straits Times.In an attempt to pay back his former clients, Kale, 43, forged signatures to siphon off USD 10 million from his present clients.