Hyderabad: Congress leader Mohd Shabbir Ali, retired IPS officer AK Khan and his son Mohsin Khan have been arrested by Hyderabad police in a cheating case. AK Khan is currently the Telangana Government Advisor on Minority Affairs.
Following an instruction from a local court in Hyderabad, Punjagutta Police booked the trio under Sections 465, 420, 406 of the Indian Penal Code and r/w 156(3) Cr.PC. Plaintiff Mohammed Abdul Wahab, (51), a businessman by profession, moved to court after suffering a loss of Rs 90 lakh.
What is the crime?
The crime dates back to 2016, when the son of retired IPS agent AK Khan, Mohsin Khan approached the complainant Mohammed Abdul Waha, citing that he (Mohsin) is the managing director, Ms. Sunlit Mines Pvt Ltd, located on the road n°1 of Banjara Hills. The Company is engaged in mining activity. Mohsin further told Abdul that he had secured a license for another company, Tapaswi Infra Pvt Limited, engaged in sand digging on land covering 46 acres in Ramanujavaram village of Khammam district in Telangana.
Mohsin told Abdul that Tapaswi Infra had sold 25% of the shares in favor of Sunlit and that he expected a huge profit in said stripping sand work. Mohsin showed the plaintiff “alleged forged documents” such as an agreement document with the Tapaswi company.
Mohsin told Abdul that he expected a profit of Rs 6.5 Crore and promised to share 50% of his profits, if Abdul invested Rs 90 lakhs in the business. The investment was for infrastructure to perform sand blasting and mining operations.
According to the complaint, Abdul was initially hesitant to invest, but Mohsin took him home and introduced him to the leader of Congress – Shabbir Ali – minister of united Andhra Pradesh. Mohsin happens to be Shabbir Ali’s son-in-law.
Believing that he was the son of a senior IPS officer who previously served as Commissioner of Police – Hyderabad and son-in-law of a former minister, Abdul invested Rs 90 lakhs in the venture. The money was transferred to the account of Sunlit Private limited.
However, for more than three years from 2016, Mohsin did not pay benefits to Abdul. Frustrated by the delay, Abdul insisted on the amount, contrary to which Mohsin threatened him citing the names of Shabbir Ali and AK Khan.
Role of retired IPS agent AK Khan in the crime
Years passed and Mohsin paid Abdul no profit. Moreover, he took Abdul to his father, retired IPS officer AK Khan. Initially, AK Khan assured him that the responsibility would lie with him in case of default. However, five years later, Shabbir Ali and Senior Khan refused to settle the amount.
Abdul knocked on the door of the court for forgery and breach of trust. Following a court request, a case was filed against Shabbir Ali, AK Khan, Mohsin Khan and Sunlit Mines Pvt Ltd.