"Law has to prevail sooner or later": After two decades, Jammu Court revives proceedings in Excise Scam case [Read Order]

The Court remarked that it would be "a travesty of justice" if the Excise Scam, which caused huge losses to the State exchequer and which deceived the people and the State were to escape legal scrutiny.
"Law has to prevail sooner or later": After two decades, Jammu Court revives proceedings in Excise Scam case [Read Order]

An Additional Sessions Court at Jammu has revived 24-year old criminal proceedings filed in the Excise Scam that caused substantial losses to the Jammu & Kashmir exchequer back in 1995-96 (State/U.T through Police Station, Crime Branch, Jammu v. Hans Raj Mangotra and others).

An order to this effect has been passed by the Additional Session judge Jammu, Tahir Khurshid Raina on Wednesday.

He has also held that there is no scope for the discharge of the ten surviving accused as prima facie, the offences under Sections 409, 420, 467, 468, 471, 477­A, 120­B of the Penal Court were made out against them.

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