Following a more than a year-long preliminary investigation, the economic office wing (EoW) of Nagpur Crime Branch on Thursday filed a fraud-related police report (FIR) at Sitabuldi Police Station against Ashwin Prakash Agrawal (Mehadia), Ramawtar Shankarlal Totla, and Office Associates of NVCC.
Sitabuldi Police have booked the accused persons under sections 409, 420, 465, 467, 468, 470,471 and 34 of Indian Penal Code (IPC).
According to sources, the EoW has filed a formal complaint against Ashwin Prakash Agrawal (Mehadia), Ramavtar Shankarlal Totla, and other office employees after taking serious notice of the commission of the offences of cheating, fraud, misrepresentation, misappropriation, breach of trust, forgery, and concealment of material facts. These actions caused loss to the Chamber and its members while also allowing the offenders to illegally earn money for themselves.
It may be recalled that the NVCC, the apex body of 13 lakh traders of Vidarbha has courted controversy after past members accused the incumbent members of malpractice.
Later, the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) appointed UC Natha (a former member of CCI) as the administrator of NVCC and gave him instructions to conduct a special audit, transaction audit, and forensic audit in order to review and submit reports on all prior resolutions, decisions, and agreements made by NVCC.
Ashwin Mehadia and Ramavtar Totla recently filed a complaint, which NCLAT dismissed by pointing out that the latter had done so without the Administrator’s knowledge.