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Businessman Politician Mukesh Shukla Remanded for Fraud: Inside the Legal Saga

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  • While Mukesh is presumed innocent until proven guilty, his previous conviction in October 2022 for uttering a false document has already tarnished his reputation in legal circles.
  • According to court records, Mukesh, along with his company, Shumuk Investments Limited, and employees Judith Ayebare and Kadikar Dramdip Anilkumar, allegedly obtained $27,950 (Shs 105 million) and Shs 116 million from Alvi Auto Village Limited under false pretenses.

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“The Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s court has remanded businessman cum-politician Mukesh Shukla to Luzira prison. He faces charges of conspiracy to defraud a Pakistan national of more than Shs 221.8 million.

On Wednesday, Mukesh appeared before Chief Magistrate Elias Kakooza, who presided over the court. He was charged with obtaining money by false pretense and conspiracy to defraud.

According to court records, Mukesh, along with his company, Shumuk Investments Limited, and employees Judith Ayebare and Kadikar Dramdip Anilkumar, allegedly obtained $27,950 (Shs 105 million) and Shs 116 million from Alvi Auto Village Limited under false pretenses. The crime reportedly occurred between November 2020 and November 2021 in Kampala district.

Mukesh, who was arrested earlier in the day, immediately denied the charges through his lawyer, Patrick Bwango, and applied for bail. Bwango emphasized Mukesh’s community standing, his family status, and his lack of prior violence-related offenses.

However, the prosecution requested an adjournment, citing ongoing investigations and the absence of other suspects. The chief magistrate granted the prosecution’s request and remanded Mukesh until May 17.

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Evidence presented in court indicates that employees of Shumuk approached Alvi Auto Village Limited in October 2020 with a business proposal. They allegedly misrepresented ownership of certain plots of land, leading to a monetary transaction between the parties.

Despite receiving payment, Mukesh’s company allegedly failed to fulfill its obligations, prompting Alvi Auto Village Limited to seek legal recourse.

While Mukesh is presumed innocent until proven guilty, his previous conviction in October 2022 for uttering a false document has already tarnished his reputation in legal circles.”

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