Delhi police awaits medical clearance to bring Bindra’s father

May 18th, 2009 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS  

Abhinav Bindra New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A Delhi police team which has been camping in Chandigarh is waiting for medical clearance to bring Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra’s father A.S. Bindra, who is wanted in cases of fraud, to Delhi.
“We are waiting for clearance from doctors at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) Chandigarh and rest of the things will depend on it,” Delhi police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat told IANS.

Bindra was hospitalized immediately after his arrest by Delhi Police May 14 after he complained of chest pain.

Sleuths of the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police’s Crime Branch arrested the senior Bindra from his sprawling farmhouse in Mohali Thursday evening for defrauding a private finance company and a private bank of over Rs.90 million in 2006 and 2007.

Bindra, an industrialist, was accused of cheating Apple Finance of Rs.43.1 million and IndusInd Bank of Rs.50 million. He was said to have obtained loans on the basis of forged documents and reportedly issued post-dated cheques, which later bounced.

The senior Bindra had taken the loans for his company Punjab Meats Limited. He has also been accused of having sold the land that had been mortgaged to the bank against the loan amount.

On the complaint of the two companies, two cases were registered against Bindra in November 2006 and February 2007 at the Connaught Place police station. Seeing the gravity of the crime, the matter was transferred to the EOW of the Delhi Police for further investigations. A Delhi court May 10 issued a non bailable warrant against him after he continued to evade the hearings.

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