Former Bollywood actor Monica Bedi alias Fauzia Usman, allegedly a companion of jailed gangster Abu Salem, in a fake passport case acquittal have been upheld by Madhya Pradesh.
Government advocate Shashank Upadhyay said that a single bench of Justice Vishnu Pratap Singh Chauhan on Monday held it neither found any error or injustice nor did it deem fit to interfere in the conclusion of the appellate court.
Upadhyay said the court pointed out the shortcoming in the police investigation which failed to get Bedi’s signature on the verification report matched with those on other documents.
Justice Chauhan observed, “Since it (signature) has not been investigated, this court, at this revisional stage, cannot direct for re-investigation for filling the lacuna.”
On the basis of a newspaper, the high court dismissed the two criminal revisions against the acquittal of Bedi- one filed by the state government, and another suo motu.
For the uninitiated, on September 6, 2007, the appellate court in Bhopal had acquitted Bedi in a fake passport case, Upadhyay said. The case was registered against Bedi and few others at Koh-e-Fiza Police Station in Bhopal under sections 419, 420, 467, 468, 471, 120(B) and 182 of the Indian Penal Code.