ChargeSheeted!


CHARGE SHEET SHOWING THE INVOVELENT OF SONIA GANDHI HAVING CONNIVANCE TO SMUGGLED THE VALUABLE ANTIQUES AND PANDU LIPIC THROUGH THE FIRM OF PRABHAKARAN TO HER SISTER IN ITALY. THIS WAS PLACED DURING ATAL BIHARI BAJPAI GOVT. BY VASUNDHARA RAJE, BUT PARLIAMENT WAS STALEMATE BY OPPOSITION AND BJP SUCCUMBLED TO EFFORTSCENTRAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
SPE/SIU (XII)
NEW DELHI
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1. PROGRESS REPORT NO. : 1
AND DATE. : 23.02.1993

2. CASE NO. AND DATE : RC.1/93-SIU(XII)
OF REGISTRATION : Dt.08.07.1993

3. NAME OF THE ACCUSED : M/s . Southern Arts,
Exporters of Indian Handicrafts
10-D, First East Main Road,
Shenoy Nagar,
Madras and Unknown Others.

4. OFFENCES : U/s 120-B IPC and Sec.25 (1)
r/w Sec.3(1) of Antiquities and
Art Treasures Act, 1972

5. NAME OF THE IO. : Shri Hari Kumar, Inspr/SIU.
6. NO. OF WITNESSES :
EXAMINED

That, M/s. Southern Arts, Exporters of Indian Handicrafts, 10-D, First Main Road, Shenoy Nagar, Madras, exported 34 items from the port of Madras to Mr. Guide Zanderige Via 24 Maggie 437126 Verona, Italy, in connivance with the officials of Customs of Madras, Illegally against the provisions of the Antiquities & Art Treasures Act, 1972. On inspection of the aforesaid 34 items by Dr. C. Margbandhu, Director (Exploration), ASI, New Delhi at Pisa, Italy at the instance of Department of Culture, Ministry of Human Resources Development, New Delhi, 19 items were found to be “Antiquity”. In view of above, the instant case was registered against the Exporter (and unknown others).

9. DEVELOPMENTS:-

During the fortnight under review, the IO Submitt plan of Action in the case. A copy of the same is enclosed herewith. Special Look-out notices have also been sent to NCRB/New Delhi and to the Director General of Police of Southern States along with the photocopies of photographs of the items, which are lying presently at Pisa, Italy with the Customs Authorities, requesting them to check their records under their jurisdiction with a view to find out, if any report regarding the theft of any the item, is reputed, to them. Interpol/CBI/New Delhi has been requested to move to IP/Rome for the seizure of the consignment, in question, lying with Customs authorities in Pisa, Italy and restitution of the same to India thereafter. The matter has also been reported to Secretary, Department of Culture, Ministry of Human Resources & Development, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi so that they may inform to the Embassy of India at Rome, Italy, for necessary direction to Customs Authorities in Pisa, Italy, for not releasing the consignment to the Importer. The IO has proceeded to Madras in connection with the investigation of this case and the progress shall be reported to HO on his return.

10. CD (S) NO. & DATE (S) : C.D. No.1 dated .07.1993
ON WHICH PR BASED : C.D. No.1 dated .07.1993
C.D. No.1 dated .07.1993
C.D. No.1 dated .07.1993
11. PENDING ACTION : A detailed Plan of Action
Submitted by the IO, is
Enclosed herewith.
DETAILED PLAN OF ACTION SUBMITTED IN CASE RC.1/93-SIU(XII) FOR PERUSAL.
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1. To take immediate steps for retrieval of the case property from Italy by moving the Interpol as well as Indian Embassy in Rome.
2. To send reference to Interpol for conducting part investigation in Italy regarding the examination of the Importer.
3. To visit Madra:-
i. Collect the original shipping bills and other documents from the Customs Madras and also examine the concerned appraiser who passed the consignment.
ii. To examine the ASI officials in Madras to know whether the consignment was referred to them by customs authorities and also to know whether the exporters ever obtained the non-antiquity certificate for the items they exported, and also examined the concerned officers.
iii. To examin concerned CHA in Madras who facilitated the shipment of the consignment. Further to seize the copy of the concerned shipping bill available with the CHA and also to examine the concerned persons, procuring their, specimen handwriting and signature etc. to prove that the shipping bill was prepared by them (For GEQD Reference).
iv. To interrogate the partners or the proprietors of the exporter i.e. M/s. Southern Arts, Exporters of Indian Handicrafts, 10-D Ist East Main Road, Shenoy Nagar, Madras to know the facts and circumstances by which they could manage to export the consignment consisting the antiquities by hoodwinking the authorities and smuggling the items. Further information to be collected from the exporters regarding the procurement of the antiquities, their supplier etc. and also to elicit information regarding the conspiracy if any with ASI or customs.
v. To collect information regarding the payments made by the Italian customer for particular consignment and also to visit the concerned bank and obtain the records pertaining to payment.
vi. To collect all other information which may crop up during the investigation like the export licence or permit etc. of the exporter.

4. To make efforts to know whether the antiquities in this case are of stolen items by sending Special Look Out Notices and also to other sources like publishing the photograph of the seize antiquities in major national newspapers.
5. Any other points as suggested by SP.
Submitted for perusal.

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