A non bailable warrant has been issued by the local court against a woman facing prosecution in several cases of allegedly providing fake passports and visas, as she absconded after securing interim bail from the Delhi High Court
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vidya Prakash issued non-bailable warrant (NBW) against Honey Sharma, who was arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police, along with other members of her family for running a racket of providing fake passports and visas in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab.
Sharma was granted interim bail by the high court and was to surrender on March 1 before the jail authorities but she failed to do so and also did not appear before the CMM on two consecutive hearings.
“It is informed to the court that said accused (Honey Sharma) was granted interim bail by the High Court of Delhi (in another related matter) but her interim bail was not extended and she was directed to surrender herself before the jail authority vide order dated March 1, 2013 passed by the high court but she has failed to surrender and is absconding,” according to the CMM.
“In view of the aforesaid, issue NBW against accused Honey Sharma through DCP Special Cell and notice to her surety…,” he also added.
Sharma and her husband Vipin Sharma along with Sachin Sharma, Harshad Alam, Bhupender and Aman Alam are accused of cheating, forgery, criminal conspiracy under the Indian Penal Code and the Passport Act for running a racket of providing fake passports and visas.
Barring Honey Sharma, all were arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police after an FIR was lodged in 2009.
Honey Sharma was declared a proclaimed offender and could be arrested only in January 2012.
In April last year, she had accused a warden of Tihar jail of torturing her with the help of HIV positive women inmates for extorting money from her.
The jail authorities had denied the allegations.
Honey Sharma and co-accused are alleged to be involved in over 30 cases of cheating and forgery and were also slapped with charges under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) for running an organised crime syndicate.
They were, however, discharged from MCOCA by a sessions court.