Mumbai: The Mumbai police have registered an FIR against former city BJP youth wing president Mohit Kamboj and two others in the case of cheating, an official said on Wednesday.
Mr Kamboj, however, said that the FIR has no basis and is a fake. This way, his voice cannot be suppressed.
The nationalised bank manager had complained to police that Mr Kamboj and two other directors of a company had taken a loan of 52 crore and used it in other places, the police official said.
The MRA Marg police on Tuesday registered the FIR against Mr Kamboj and the two firm directors on the basis of a complaint under Indian Penal Code Sections 420 (cheating) and 409 (criminal breach of trust), he said.
A probe into the case is underway, he added.
In a Twitter post on Tuesday, Mr Kamboj claimed a “fabricated FIR” was registered against him by city Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey.
He also said it was wrong to think that he could be terrified or that his voice could be suppressed by lodging an FIR against him in a matter which was “settled long back”, and added that he would knock on the door of the court.
Earlier, in March this year, the Shiv Sena-ruled Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) issued a notice to a building in suburban Santacruz where Mr Kamboj lives and owns flats, to check if any illegal alterations were made there.
Later, a team from the BMC also inspected the building.
Mr Kamboj then claimed that efforts were being made to frame him in a false case.