Kalyan: Court orders to initiate criminal proceedings against petitioner for presenting false documents

Times of India | 2 months ago | 26-09-2022 | 04:14 pm

Kalyan: Court orders to initiate criminal proceedings against petitioner for presenting false documents

ULHASNAGAR: Hearing an election petition, Kalyan sessions court has ordered to initiate criminal proceedings against the petitioner for presenting false documents in the court. In 2017, Prakash Kukreja, a retired law officer from Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC), had filed an election petition before the court, challenging appointment of five nominated corporators -- Asha Idnani, Manoj Lassi, Arun Ashan, Pradeep Ramchandani and Surendra Sawant -- by the UMC. Post-retirement, he was also working as a lawyer. However, during court proceedings, civil judge A S Lanjewar, found that petitioner had deliberately adduced false evidence and it requires to initiate action in view of section 340 of Cr.P.C. The judge also observed that after retirement, Kukreja became a partner in a firm, and was carrying out development business in name of M/s Kapleshwara Builders & Developers. The said firm also constructed project 'Pinnacle Gloria'. Therefore, P.P. Kukreja is not competent to claim himself as an advocate. In order, Lanjewar stated that during cross-examination, respondent put various suggestions in that respect. However, Kukreja flatly denied any relation with said partnership firm and project. Therefore, the respondent produced the necessary certified documents on record. However, Kukreja claimed that those documents were false and bogus. Therefore, respondents examined officers of MAHARERA and Register of firms. Considering evidence and documents produced on record, it clearly established that Kukreja is a partner in a partnership firm and he deals in the business of development. The judge, in his order, directed superintendent, civil court to initiate criminal proceeding against Prakash Punjumal Kukreja and hereby, directed him to file a criminal complaint against him for an offence punishable under section 193 of Indian Penal Code.


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KALYAN: The Bombay high court stayed the Kalyan session court's last month's order in which civil judge ordered to initiate criminal proceedings against a petitioner for presenting false evidence in the court. In 2017, Prakash Kukreja, a retired law officer from Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC), had filed an election petition before the Kalyan session court, challenging appointment of five nominated corporators- Manoj Lassi, Arun Ashan, Pradeep Ramchandani, Asha Idnani and Surendra Sawant- by the UMC. Post retirement he is working as a lawyer. However, during court proceedings, civil judge A S Lanjewar, found that petitioner had deliberately adducted false evidence and it requires to initiate action in view of section 340 of CrPC. The judge also observed that after retirement, Kukreja became a partner in a firm, and was carrying out development business in name of M/s Kalpeshwara Builders & Developers. Therefore, Kukreja is not competent to claim himself as an advocate. However, Kukreja claimed that those documents were false and bogus. Therefore, respondents examined officers of MAHARERA and register of firms. Considering evidence and documents produced on record, it was clearly established that Kukreja was a partner in a firm and he dealed in the business of development. The judge, in his order, directed superintendent, civil court to initiate criminal proceeding against Prakash Kukreja and hereby, directed him to file a criminal complaint against him for an offence punishable under section 193 of Indian Penal Code. However, Kukreja had later moved high court against the order. This week, HC judge Sandeep K Shinde gave him relief by granting temporary stay on order passed by Kalyan session court. In HC order, the judge gave three weeks time to caveator to file reply till the next date.

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