Gives vague replies to officials probing Rs. 280 cr. fraud case
There is no progress in the investigation of Rs. 280 crore fraud case allegedly involving city businessman G.S. Gupta as he was not answering any queries posed by the investigators, officials say.
Mr. Gupta was appearing before the CCS officials probing the case for the past three days but didn't reply to questions pertaining to the charges made against him.
Officers associated with the investigation said he was not even willing to explain where he had been for past three months.
By evading answers to questions and giving vague replies, the accused person was making it difficult for the investigators to ascertain facts and gather evidence in the sensational case involving huge sums of money. He had invariably complained of health problems when the investigators insisted on answers, sources said.
The businessman evaded police after a criminal case was registered against him nearly three months ago and recently secured an order from the Supreme Court staying his arrest.
The apex court, however, directed that he should cooperate with the investigators in the case. Since the case was registered, the investigators wanted to question Mr. Gupta as the charges against him were varied and pertained to different private and Government projects.
The other accused in the case had obtained anticipatory bails eventually.
Mr. Gupta too first moved the trial court and then approached the High Court but his bail petitions were dismissed. He finally obtained the order from the Supreme Court which stayed his arrest for three weeks and returned to the city.