The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (Central), Delhi, discharged Tirupati-based businessman P.C. Rayulu from the case filed by the CBI, in which he was accused of sending forged letters purportedly signed by two Members of Parliament (MP) to the Prime Minister’s Office, recommending his name for a Rajya Sabha seat.
In the order, Judge Satish Kumar Arora announced that Mr. Rayulu was discharged of the offences punishable under Sections 120-B, 417 r/w Sec.511 IPC and Sec.468 r/w 471 IPC.
“A bare perusal of the statement of witness in the case Vikas Kumar shows the role of the accused Vijay Kumar and M.S. Khan in preparing the forged D.O. letters in the name of the accused Rayulu. There is not even a whisper in the said statement or even in the statement of the witness as recorded that at any point of time there was any meeting of minds of the accused persons including accused Rayulu in the commission of the crime of preparing the forged documents,” the order read.
Mr. Rayulu runs the Kasturba Gandhi Kendra Trust.