Iringa court adjourns economic sabotage case facing mother, son

IRINGA: THE Iringa Resident Magistrate’s Court has adjourned until October 30, 2023 economic sabotage case number 14 of 2023 facing a businessman Rajiv Bharat Bhesania (32) and his mother Bharti Bhesania (62).

Senior State Prosecutor Magreth Mahundi submitted request for adjournment of the case before Iringa Resident Magistrate Emmy Msangalafu because the investigations were not completed.

“Honourable, with your consent, I request that this case be adjourned due to our side has not completed investigations,” said the Senior State Prosecutor.

The charges facing both suspects are six including economic sabotage and obtaining wealth fraudulently.

In the first count Mr Bhesania and his co-accused Ms Bhesania are charged over forgery.

“On 10th day of May 2014 in Iringa District within Iringa Region the two forged documents signed by RajanS/O Marwaha and Chanchal Marwaha as directors of Ruaha Foods Limited with intent to obtain loan,”the statement of offence reads.

The second countis that the accused on the17th day of January 2017 in Mbeya municipality within Mbeya Region, the duo went to the Mbeya Zone Land Registry with false loan documents showing they were signed by Mr Marwaha and Mr Marwaha.

On the third count, the charge sheet said that at unknown place on the 10th day of May 2013 with intent to defraud they made a false document for an application for registration of a land.

Again, in January 2017 in Mbeya Municipality within Mbeya Region they presented to Mbeya Zone Land Registry false documents.

Another count they face was to obtain money by false pretence. In this count, the statement of offence notes that on the10th day of January 2023 in Iringa District, Iringa Region they made false pretences with intent to fraudulently obtain cash amounting to 400m/- from Trans fuel Logistics Limited.

They falsely represented themselves to the Transfuel Logistics Limited as lawful owners of the land with titleno. 5848 located at plot number 791 block B at Kibwabwa area in Iringa Municipality upon which they obtained the cash.

In another count, they were accused of money laundering contrary to the country’s anti-money laundering Act and the Economic and Organized Crime Control Act.

The accused were sent back to remand until October 30 this year because money laundering case is unbailable.

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