In a significant development related to an ongoing legal dispute, a court ruling has today ordered the attachment of bank accounts belonging to Wangyuh Konyak, a former Lok Sabha member from Nagaland. The ruling comes in connection with a case dating back to 2006, where Konyak has been facing trial for dishonoring cheques worth Rs 22.45 lakh in a business deal, as reported by the Indian Express.
The complaint was filed by Amit Lamba, General Secretary of the youth wing of Janata Dal (United), who alleged that Konyak had promised to secure jobs for unemployed youths in exchange for money. According to Lamba’s complaint, Konyak took Rs 10 lakh for a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) job in Nagaland, Rs 4 lakh for appointing two women as teachers in Rajasthan, and Rs 1.5 lakh for a receptionist position at Nagaland Bhavan in Delhi. However, when the promised jobs failed to materialize, Lamba demanded a refund, leading to Konyak issuing two cheques that subsequently bounced.
Following Lamba’s complaint, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) initiated a preliminary inquiry into the matter in April, as communicated to Lamba. In 2006, the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate in Hisar framed charges against Konyak under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act.
Today, during the court proceedings, it came to light that Konyak had disclosed another bank account in an affidavit submitted to the Election Commission. In light of this information, the court has now issued a notice to the Branch Manager of SBI, Parliament House, Sansad Marg, New Delhi, regarding the attachment of the account number 32806541200, which belongs to Judgment Debtor W Wangyuk Konyak.
The notice instructs the Branch Manager to attach an amount over and above the amount already attached in the other bank account if the amount in the other bank account is less than Rs 15,40,000/-. The court further instructed the Branch Manager to deposit this additional amount in the name of the court in the form of an auto-renewal Fixed Deposit Receipt (FDR).
Additionally, the Branch Manager was directed to file a compliance report in accordance with the court’s order dated 24.02.2023.
Further proceedings in the case are scheduled for September 22, 2023.