Property grab case: Money trail implicating him ‘false’, claims Satpal Dagar

Of Rs16 lakh received from co-accused Kadiyan, Rs6.80L already returned, Dagar claims in his bail application

Property grab case: Money trail implicating him ‘false’, claims Satpal Dagar

Ramkrishan Upadhyay

Tribune news service

Chandigarh, June 10

Satpal Dagar, a co-accused in the alleged property grab case of Sector 37, has claimed that the money trail implicating him was “false”. Dagar had been arrested in the case along with three other accused.

“The money trail chart annexed with the chargesheet is a false and incomplete document,” Dagar stated in his bail application.

Dagar’s counsel Vishal Garg Narwana argued that the police had tried to link his client to the case by virtue of transfer of Rs 16 lakh on August 16, 2018 from ICICI Bank account of co-accused Khailender Singh Kadiyan.

He claimed that the police though concealed the fact that Dagar had a business of manufacturing puff panels and used to give and take money from Kadiyan from the last many years.

The police have also concealed that out of Rs 16 lakh, Dagar had already returned Rs 6.80 lakh to Kadiyan on February 17, 2020, said Narwana.

The transfer of Rs 16 lakh was merely a loan transaction and it had nothing to do with the alleged crime, he claimed.

The police had mentioned in the chargesheet that Rs 16 lakh from the deal was transferred to Dagar from the joint account of Kadiayan and Rahul Mehta.

The police also stated that Dagar had roped in another accused, Gurpreet Singh, as proxy of Rahul Mehta, and presented him at the office of the Sub-Registrar.

Narwana claimed that the whole case against Dagar hinged upon the disclosure statements of the petitioner, which he said were illegal and inadmissible as per Section 27 of the Evidence Act.

He said the police were relying upon video footage showing the persons who were present at the time of execution of the agreement to sell off the house in dispute.

In the said video, only the beneficiaries/co-accused Sanjeev Mahajan, Khailender Singh Kadiyan, Daljeet Singh, alias Rubal, are seen, he said.

Dagar was not at all present during the execution of the agreement and has no link with the alleged transaction, which is proved by the said video, claimed Narwana.

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