Mumbai police grill Veritas analyst over Indiabulls Real Estate report
The co-author of the 105-page report on the Indiabulls Group has already been subjected to more than 100 hours of grilling by the police in Mumbai. On Monday, the Bombay High Court directed Mangal to be present before the cyber crime investigation cell of the Mumbai Police later this week. While the court told Mangal to cooperate with the investigation, it continued with the interim relief that bars the police from arresting the analyst who has shifted, with his family, to Indore ever since the court battle began.
The cops have sent Mangal a questionnaire with 10 questions and have alleged that he has answered only one. The queries reportedly relate to Veritas and its arrangements with its clients making it difficult for Mangal to respond since he was associated with the Canada-based firm only as a consultant.
The police has also seized Mangal’s laptop and have access to his email records. Interestingly, documents running into thousands of pages have already been submitted to the investigation officer by Neeraj Monga, another analyst, based in Canada.
The matter goes back to August last year when Mangal along with Monga released a report titled ‘Bilking India’ on Indiabulls Real Estate, Indiabulls Power and Indiabulls Financial Services. Indiabulls has already filed an
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