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Club FIR’s In Scam Cases, Multiplicity Of Proceedings Not In Public Interest: Supreme Court In Bike Bot And Grand Venice Mall Scam

Lawstreet Journal 22 May 2022 11:08pm

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Observing that multiplicity of proceedings was not in "larger public interest", the Supreme Court has exercised its special power and allowed consolidation of multiple FIRs, the consequential trial to one court in Greater Noida in relation to the multi-crore rupees alleged 'Bike Bot' and "Grand Venice Mall" scams.

In "Satinder Singh Bhasin v. State of Uttar Pradesh & Anr.", a three judge bench comprising Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice Abhay S. Oka and Justice JB Pardiwala stated that,

“We, in the exercise of power under Article 142 of the Constitution of India, accede to the relief claimed in terms of the prayer clause (b) — of consolidation of all FIRs, including those registered in New Delhi with FIR no 353/2015 as the principal FIR and for being proceeded in accordance with law, as we are of the opinion that multiplicity of the proceedings will not be in the larger public interest as well.”

Over 100 FIRs were registered against several persons in Uttar Pradesh and one FIR in Delhi in connection with the Bike Bot scheme scam.

According to reports, over two lakh people have allegedly been cheated of about Rs. 15,000 crore on false promise of lucrative returns on investments in a bike taxi service scheme and around 46 FIRs have been registered against several persons in connection with the alleged Grand Venice Mall scam in which investors claimed that they were duped by the accused in handing over the plot of land.

A bench comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar, Abhay S.… Continue Reading...

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