A special CBI court on Thursday told wife of corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar, Deepa Talwar to join probe within two weeks while hearing the anticipatory bail plea filed by her in connection with a money laundering case.
The court gave the direction after perusing the notice issued by Enforcement Directorate (ED) to Deepa asking her to join the investigation. However, the Special CBI Judge Santosh Snehi Mann directed ED that no punitive steps would be taken against her till then.
At today’s hearing, the Enforcement Directorate’s counsel, Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) DP Singh argued that Deepa was dodging investigation.
While strongly challenging the contentions of the prosecution, Deepa’s counsel argued in the court that she will join the probe.
Deepa had approached the Special CBI court seeking anticipatory bail on the anxiety that if she comes to India to join the probe in the case, she might be detained.
—India Legal Bureau
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