Uphaar case convict Sushil Ansal played fraud to get passport renewed: Delhi Police

The chargesheet was filed before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma (File)

New Delhi:

The Delhi Police, in its charge sheet, has said that businessman Sushil Ansal deliberately concealed information about pending criminal proceedings against him and his conviction in his declaration in the passport application form.

Delhi Police has filed a charge sheet against Sushil Ansal under sections 177 (giving false information) and 181 (false statement on oath) of the Indian Penal Code and section 12 of the Passport Act.

In its charge sheet, the police said that it is clear from the investigation that Sushil Ansal knowingly concealed information about the criminal proceedings pending against the applicant in any court or has not been convicted by any court. Any criminal offense in the past.”

The police also said that during investigation no evidence was found against the then police officer, who had verified the passport of the accused in 2013 as he had done the verification as per the prescribed procedure.

The chargesheet was filed before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma, who has listed the matter for further hearing on January 31, 2022.

An FIR was registered against real estate businessman Sushil Ansal in 2013 for suppression of facts while applying for passport. The FIR was registered on the directions of the Delhi High Court.

Neelam Krishnamurthy, president of the Uphaar Tragedy Victims’ Association (AVUT), had alleged that Ansal had concealed or given false information to the authorities for renewal of his passport and that Ansal obtained the passport illegally by hiding the most important information – that he Tha was facing criminal charges and was convicted in the Uphaar fire tragedy and sentenced to two years.

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