The Ernakulam Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Court (Economic Offences) on Wednesday framed charges against P. V. Abdul Wahab, Rajya Sabha member, and his relative, Fazal Rahman, in a case relating to import of a foreign car from Dubai by submitting false documents.
The case was registered by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence. Mr. Wahab was the second accused in the case. The prosecution case was that the first accused Fazal Rahman had imported a Mercedes Benz car from Dubai in 1998. An agency was engaged for clearing the cargo. Meanwhile, the Intelligence Officer of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence was tipped off that documents produced for the import of the car were forged. The DRI intercepted the vehicle at the car complex of the Thiruvananthapuram airport.
To the Unaware:
- Abdul Wahab owns substantial stakes in CPM owned TV Channel in Kerala. Interestingly he also have stakes in the Muslim League organ Chandrika daily and the Mujahid faction’s Varthamanam daily
- P.V. Abdul Wahab was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Kerala in March on the Indian Union Muslim League ticket and had tactit support of CPM
- Master of a Rs 136-crore business empire stretching from Malappuram to Australia as declared by Mr Wahab himself in his affidavit before the Election CommissionTalk About convergences of Interest