The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Enforcement Directorate in a plea filed by Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee, the nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and his wife Rujira Banerjee, who have approached the Court seeking to quash the ED summons in a case of alleged money laundering in the West Bengal Coal Scam.
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday declined to hear an appeal filed by a 69-year-old disabled woman, seeking probe by the Crime Branch, Economic Offence Wing (EOW), Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) or the Enforcement Directorate (ED) into a fraud committed upon her by her relatives, which lead to the loss of Gas Agency, established by her long years of hard work.
Enforcement Directorate moved the Delhi High Court seeking quashing of notices issued to its officials, probing in respect of money laundering in an illegal coal mining scandal in West Bengal, by Kolkata Police Special Cell.
The petitioner has submitted in its petition that at the end of Mishra's two-year tenure as the ED Director, he would have been ineligible for reappointment by virtue of Section 25 of the CVC Act, 2003.
Christian Michel was arrested by ED in December 2018 and has been in custody ever since. He has applied for bail several times, but all his applications were dismissed. Michel is an alleged middleman, who is being investigated by the ED as well as CBI in the AgustaWestland VVIP Chopper Scam.
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday deferred a plea filed by Shivani Saxena, an accused under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, for siphoning kickbacks of Augusta Westland VVIP Chopper Scam to September 30, due to paucity of time.
The Delhi High Court today issued notice to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on a petition challenging Section 44(1) (c) (Offences triable by Special Courts) of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
The Delhi High Court bench queried, if People’s Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti had appeared before the Enforcement Directorate in compliance with the summons issued by the agency, to which Nitya Ramakrishnan, senior counsel for Mufti, responded in the affirmative.