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MLA’s sons booked for withdrawing government funds via fake invoice

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Three persons, including two sons of a Congress MLA, have been booked for allegedly withdrawing government funds through fake invoices in Korba district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Friday.

The case was registered on Wednesday against Rohit Agrawal and Rishu Agrawal – sons of Korba MLA Jaisingh Agrawal – and Naresh Verma (the trio are partners in BB Verma Construction company) for withdrawing Rs. 20-25 lakh from the government exchequer through fake bills, Katghora SHO Arun Joshi said.

However, no arrests have been made so far.

According to the officer, the accused have been charged with committing forgery during construction of Katghora-Ambikapur road, the contract of which their firm had won.

They allegedly received payments through counterfeit bills while work was on, he said.

Following court’s directives, an FIR was lodged against the trio under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471, 477 and other sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the SHO said.

An investigation is on and appropriate action would be taken in this connection, he said.

Notably, these three were earlier also booked in another such case of cheating for allegedly borrowing government funds through fake bills for coal tar purchase during construction of a road in the region.

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