ONE MORE COMPLAINT FOR MALICIOUS PROSECUTION AND DEFAMATION BY BAGLA FAMILY, AGAINST KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK AND OTHERS INCLUDING UDAY S. KOTAK AND ANAND MAHINDRA
by Priya Jadhav
After registration of an FIR for committing fraud and forgery by Kotak Mahindra Bank and others including Uday S. Kotak and Anand Mahindra, Bagla family has also filed a complaint with the Court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, New Delhi, under Section 200 r/w 190 Cr. P.C. for taking cognizance of offences Committed U/s 211 (IInd Part), 499/500, 501, 502 r/w 120B/34 IPC, against Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd & others.
In the complaint apart from one Virendra Kumar Sharma, Kotak Mahindra Bank and its Directors & Company Secretary and other officers namely Mr. Uday Suresh Kotak, Managing Director, The Regional Manager, Kotak Bank (Delhi & NCR), Mr. Anand Mahindra, Mr. Shivaji Dam, Mr. Chengalath Jayram, Dipak Gupta, Ms. Bina Chandarana, Company Secretary, Mr. Chandra Shekhar Prasad (The Then Deputy Manager, Legal), Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Officer, Kotak Bank and CVIL Infra Limited and Bennett Coleman & Company Ltd., were made accused.
It has been alleged in the complaint that the above named accused in connivance with the each other, falsely implicated one Bhupendra Bagla son of Dr. Santosh Kumar Bagla (a renowned business family based at Mumbai & Delhi) in a criminal case by using forged and fabricated documents created and used by the above named accused.
It has been further alleged in the complaint that the averments made by the accused in this regard has resulted in multiple litigations and publication, which are public documents and due to such malicious publication and false allegations, the reputation of complainant and Dr. Bagla’s family, got tarnished in the eyes of their friends, employees, business relations etc. It has been also alleged that the credibility built by the Complainant over a span of time, has been shattered due to leveling the false, frivolous, fictitious and baseless allegations against the complainant. The Court has been prayed to take cognizance of the matter and also prayed to punish the named accused as per law.
The matter was listed before the Court of Metropolitan Magistrate, Patiala House Courts, New Delhi wherein the Court has directed the complainant to file certified copies of the judicial record as relied upon and FIR lodged on the complaint of the accused, before the next date of hearing.