Malvinder Singh files criminal complaint against brother Shivinder Singh, spiritual leader for financial fraud, death threat

Former Fortis Healthcare promoter Malvinder Singh has filed a criminal complaint against his brother Shivinder Singh, spiritual head of the Radha Soami Satsang Gurinder Singh Dhillon and others alleging financial fraud and death threat.

The other people who are named in the complaint include Gurkirat Singh Dhillon, Gurpreet Singh Dillon, Shabnam Dhillon, Godhwani's family—Sunil and Sanjay.

Malvinder Singh, who filed the complaint before the Economic Offences Wing in Delhi, alleged that Gurinder Singh Dhillon or Baba through his lawyer Ferida Chopra has threatened to kill him.

"Gurinder Singh Dhillon has threatened the complainant through his lawyer Ferida Chopra that if he did not agree to the demands of Gurinder Singh Dhillon, he would be eliminated by persons from the Radha Soami Satsang," the complaint said.

The complainant also charged of receiving veiled innuendos and threats from various other satsangis about listening to the demands of Gurinder Singh Dhillon.

"...Shivinder Mohan Singh, in collusion and connivance with Gurinder Singh Dhillon, Gurpreet Singh Dhillon, Gurkirat Singh Dhillon, Sunil Godhwani, Sanjay Godhwani, Rajveer Singh Gulia and Pramod Ahuja misused his position, by aiding in concealment of the illegal acts of siphoning off the funds...," the complaint read.

According to Bloomberg, Shivinder Singh was promised he would succeed the guru as head of one of India's most powerful spiritual sects, according to the document.

He alleged that Shivinder Mohan Singh and Sunil Godhwani in conspiracy with other co-accused have carried out and orchestrated serious financial fraud in two other companies - Religare Enterprises Ltd and Religare Finvest Ltd, which has caused substantial financial losses.

Malvinder Singh files criminal complaint against brother Shivinder Singh, spiritual leader for financial fraud, death threat

File photo of Malvinder Singh. Reuters

He has also claimed that the accused misrepresented the financial condition of the companies and conspired with Gurinder Singh Dhillon family to inflict wrongful loss to the complainant.

The accused persons have conspired criminal conspiracy and also misappropriated the property of RHC Holding Pvt Ltd.

"It is submitted that a detailed and thorough investigation is imperative to expose the exact nature and extent of the conspiracy entered into by the accused persons, including custodial interrogation, considering that a substantial amount of public money is involved," the compliant added.

When contacted, Shivinder Singh declined to comment on the issue, while Malvinder Singh did not respond to the queries.

The relationship between the Singh brothers, erstwhile promoters of Fortis Healthcare, went sour after allegations of fund diversion from the healthcare chain emerged.

It reportedly aggravated further over payment of arbitration award to Daiichi Sankyo. Shivinder Singh had offered to pay his share of the Rs 3,500 crore award to the Japanese drug maker in a dispute related to the acquisition of Ranbaxy Laboratories.

Last year in December also, feuding Singh brothers have accused each other of assault.

In September last year, Shivinder Singh had filed a petition before the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) alleging that collective and ongoing actions of Malvinder Singh and ex-Religare chief Sunil Godhwani led to a systemic undermining of the interests of the companies and their shareholders.

He had also alleged his elder brother Malvinder Singh forged his wife's signature, perpetrated illegal financial transactions and led the company into an unsustainable debt trap.

Later, on 14 September, 2018, the petition was withdrawn by Shivinder Singh from NCLT on his mother's advice.

With PTI inputs 

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Updated Date: Feb 18, 2019 13:56:17 IST

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