Hyderabad: Industrialist Amit Sanghi who was booked for cheating, breach of trust and under Arms Act, has been given a conditional bail. The High Court on 26th July, has directed the council representing the accused to appear with Sanghi before the Banjara Hills police for questioning, three days a week

The case dates back to 29 March 2020, filed by Y.V Siva Kumar the then executive member of Rifles Association of Andhra Pradesh (during united AP). The complainant has alleged Sanghi for illegal purchase and sale of arms. Following which the Banjara hills police booked a case.

Speaking to Newsmeter Mr Siva Kumar said, “As per the 5th annual report for the year 2017-18 Amit Sanghi who is the president of Telangana Rifle Association purchased thousands of rounds of ammunition worth Rs 27.76 lakh from governing body National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) and sold it without having arms license in the name of TRA. He is running Ranga Reddy District Rifle Association since 2005 through which he is procuring arms & ammunition and selling them to arms dealers illegally”.

According to the FIR ( in possession with NewsMeter) The complainant alleged that Sanghi cheated NRAI, and Sports Authority of Telangana State (SATS) and misappropriate the money by not submitting any usage of arms & ammunition annually.

“There are no members in RRDRA to use such weapons and consume the ammunition as procured. The TRA is charging an annual fee of Rs 2400 per member and this amount is being used for paying salaries of members who are not part of the association” The complainant added.

A case was registered against Industrialist Amit Sanghi under 420 (cheating) 406 (Criminal breach of trust which is defined in section 405 of the IPC) and section 25 (1-B) a of the arms act.

However, days after the case, Sanghi moved the High court for an anticipatory bail and its term ended on 27th July.

The magistrate hearing the case on Monday, has directed the council to ensure Sanghi appears before the Banjara Hills police for questioning. 'His anticipatory bail is extended by conditions that he fully cooperates with Police, submit all the required documents and records which are with him as required by Police to investigate and to be present before Police Authorities between 10am-5pm on Monday,Wednesday and Friday till next 3 weeks' said a Cop.

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