A Delhi court on Monday sent Vikas Mishra, the brother of Trinamool Congress leader Vinay Mishra, to judicial custody till April 4 in a money laundering case registered against him regarding coal mining scam.
Special CBI Judge Anurag Sen passed the order after the Enforcement Directorate did not seek Mishra’s further custodial remand.
He was produced before the court at the end of his six-day custodial remand. Advocates Neeraj Shekhar, Ashutosh Thakur and Abhishek Pandey represented Mishra while Special Public Prosecutor Naveen Kumar Matta appeared for the Enforcement Directorate.
Earlier on March 16, the court had sent Mehra to six-day custodial remand of the Enforcement Directorate.
Special CBI Judge Ajay Gulati passed the said orders after Mishra was produced before it.
“I find that the custodial interrogation of the accused Vikas Mishra is necessary to unearth the conspiracy, to trace the proceeds of the crime and to confront the accused with other witnesses/documents/evidences,”
-the court said.
Special Public Prosecutors Naveen Kumar Matta and Nitesh Rana had argued that 14-day custodial remand is necessary to confront the accused with various evidences, documents and witnesses.
The SPPs had further argued that the probe is at a crucial stage and a number of witnesses are yet to be examined.