Court summons Rajya Sabha member Anil Kumar Sahani
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) A court here has summoned Rajya Sabha member Anil Kumar Sahani in an alleged Leave Travel Concession case, court sources said on Thursday.
Central Bureau of Investigation Special Judge Virender Kumar Goyal on Wednesday issued summons to Sahani and three others asking them to appear in the court on April 3.
Besides Sahani, the others accused are then Office Superintendent of Air India N.S. Nair, an employee of Delhi-based Air Cruise Travels Private Limited Anup Singh Panwar and Arvind Tiwari who works with Murgai Travels.
The court order came after considering the chargesheet, statement of witnesses, documents and material placed on record filed against Sahani under various section dealing with cheating, forgery and provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act.
The case was registered on October 31, 2013 against Sahani and others.
CBI alleged that during 2012, Sahani entered into a criminal conspiracy with Air Cruise Travels Private Limited and others aiming to cheat the government by claiming fake reimbursement of expenditure incurred upon performing purported air journeys along with other companions.
CBI said Sahani, in collusion with other persons, used forged e-tickets and fake boarding passes and claim to the tune of Rs 14 lakh as Travelling Allowance and Daily Allowance (TA/DA) reimbursement without undertaking the actual journey.
The court also observed that Sahani also committed offence under section 201 (destruction of evidence) as he destroyed the TA Claim form and erased and deleted the signature from the e-tickets which he had taken back from the office of the Rajya Sabha Secretariat in the name of verification.
Sahani, a Janta Dal (United) member from Bihar, however, denied the charges.