FIR lodged against ‘Kitty Queen’ BJP leader Shivangi Tripathi
In connection with the kitty scam, police have registered a case against BJP leader Shivangi Tripathi, charging her with duping several people of their hard earned money. The BJP leader had earlier landed in jail on charge of forgery. Once again, she has shot into the news after the city police registered a case against her on Friday in connection with her role in kitty scam which surfaced last year.
Speaking of the mater, the police station in-charge Nagar Kotwali Praveen Singh Koshyar said that they have acted on the order of the ACJM court. “A complainant Shalini Arora urged the court to ensure that FIR was lodged against the BJP leader. Shalini in her complaint said that Shivangi along with her husband Vishnu Tripathi and two others- Suresh Arora and Rishabh Arora- had taken Rs 3,04,000 from her in the name of kitty fund. When she had asked them to refund the money they had abused and even manhandled her, as per the complaint. We lodged the FIR after the court issued such an order,” he said.
Police sources said that following the order from the court, a case has been lodged against the quartet -Shivangi Tripathi, Vishnu Tripathi, Rishabh Arora and Suresh Arora.
Notably, the accused Shivangi used to run a kitty group through which she had collected around Rs 5 crore over a year or so. An investigation had been launched after some kitty group members had approached the police, demanding refund of their money. She had been arrested and produced in court from where she was sent to judicial custody in May last. Furthermore, a case had been registered against her under section 420 for forgery and cheating and also some other relevant sections of Indian Penal Code.
Mention worthy, another BJP woman functionary Gurpreet Kaur had also been arrested in a similar case of lottery scam nearly two years ago. GIG Banquet Hall near Ranipur Mode where the Kitty parties used to be held has remained sealed till date.
Saturday, 02 February 2019 | PNS | Haridwar
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