New Delhi: Arms dealer Abhishek Verma on Tuesday moved a Delhi court seeking its permission to surrender in fresh forgery case registered by the CBI against him for allegedly forging the letter of its senior official to operate his accounts in foreign banks.

An application on Verma's behalf was filed in the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vidya Prakash, who issued notice to the CBI seeking its reply by October 15.

The CBI had on September 19 registered an FIR against "Verma and unknown others" for allegedly forging a letter dated April 10, 2009 purportedly issued under the signatures of CBI SP Ramnish.

The FIR was registered on Raminsh's complaint, which said the forged letter, addressed to Interpol, referred to certain foreign investigation related to the operation of Verma's overseas bank accounts which were sealed during the probe into the Naval War Room leak case.

The FIR said in the forged letter, CBI SP Ramnish purportedly stated that preliminary inquiry conducted through office of Prosecution General Vaduz, Liechtenstein, confirmed that Verma did not receive any remittances from the list of companies named in a petition in the Delhi High Court relating to the Scorpene submarine deal.

Ramnish was entrusted the probe into the Naval War Room leak in 2006, involving Verma, who was arrested in the case and remained in judicial custody for two years.

(Agencies)

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