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CSE scam probe: Broker Singhania in custody

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MR S.C. Misra, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM), Calcutta, has remanded Mr Dinesh Singhania to jail custody till December 17.

Mr Singhania, a share broker, was arrested by the Calcutta Police on a charge of conspiracy for defrauding the Calcutta Stock Exchange (CSE) to the tune of Rs 120 crore. On a complaint lodged by CSE under Section 420 and 120B of the IPC, and Section 406 of the PC Act, the Calcutta Police arrested Mr Singhania.

At the first instance, seven persons were arrested and thereafter, several others including Mr Singhania have been arrested. Mr Ketan Parekh, a prominent share broker recently arrested by police in Mumbai, is also wanted in this case. A Mumbai court has asked Mr Parekh to appear before the CMM by December 20.

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