CBI books Dalujas’ for forging papers in Neelam Bar

*Unnamed Excise officials also named in FIR

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, June 21: The Crime Branch, Jammu has registered another FIR against liquor baron and State Times ‘Editor’ Raj Daluja alias Raji, his brother, Devinder Daluja and sister-in-law, Neelam Daluja for hatching a conspiracy and forging documents to deprive Govind Ram Thakur of his Bar in Poonch.
The FIR against Dalujas’ has been registered under Sections 420, 467, 468 and 120-B RPC and 5(2) Prevention of Corruption Act in the Crime Branch police station.
In addition to Dalujas’, the FIR has also been registered against unnamed officers of Excise Department, who had facilitated forgery of documents by the Daluja family.
Raji is known for committing such frauds with various persons. The Crime Branch has already produced a challan against him in another case of forgery of documents in which he had forged signatures of the then Additional Deputy Commissioner, Jammu to shift his wine shop from Janipura to Bahu Fort.
Recently, Daluja had come to the rescue of attached Managing Director of JAKFED, Ravinder Gupta, husband of Excise Commissioner, Vineeta Gupta and drove him away in his car along with official documents of the office. The number of Raji’s car has been mentioned in the FIR registered at Pacca Danga police station.
Official sources said Govind Ram Thakur of Poonch had initially reported to the Excise Commissioner that his signatures had been forged by Raj Daluja and Devinder Daluja to make Neelam Daluja (wife of Devinder Daluja) as a partner in Neelam Bar at Poonch in connivance with Excise Department officials.
Sources said Thakur had filed a written complaint that he had never applied before the Excise Commission for making Neelam Daluja as a partner in the Bar. He had stated that documents had been forged by Dalujas’ to make Neelam as partner in the Bar and control their business.
All this manipulation had been done with the connivance of the then officials of the Excise Department, sources said, adding the unnamed officers mentioned in the FIR would be identified and named in the case.
Thakur had first filed the complaint before the Crime Branch in 2006 but the investigating agency didn’t take any action and referred the matter to the Deputy Commissioner Excise.
The complainant had again approached the Crime Branch late last year with the court order but the investigating agency wanted the case to be referred to local police. However, the court didn’t agree with the Crime Branch and issued fresh direction to it recently for investigations of the case.
Sources said the Crime Branch has finally registered a FIR against Raj Daluja, Devinder Daluja and Neelam Daluja under various Sections.



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