Enforcement Directorate takes Delhi-based businessman into 6-days custody in PMLA case

13 June 2017, 08:35 PM
Enforcement Directorate (File photo)
Enforcement Directorate (File photo)

In connection with a money laundering case involving lawyer Rohit Tandon and others post demonetisation, a Delhi-based businessman was sent to six days’ custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) by a court in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Duty Magistrate Vasundhra Chhaunkar extended the custodial interrogation of Yogesh Mittal, a resident of Model Town area, till June 19 as sought by the probe agency.

Mittal was produced before the court on expiry of his four-day ED custody.

Special public prosecutor Vikas Garg, appearing for the ED, argued that there were certain “shady accounts found with banks including Bank of Baroda and ICICI in which demonetised money was deposited. We need to confront Mittal to someone, who has been summoned by the ED tomorrow. That person is crucial”.

Garg also said Mittal had to be confronted with certain persons, whose identities he did not reveal.

The argument was opposed by Mittal’s counsel S P Sharma, who said “the grounds taken by the probe agency are repetitive and they are fooling the court”.

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He further said that Mittal had been questioned eight times before his arrest, and the ED could not recover anything.

The ED had arrested Mittal on June 5 for his alleged role in the case of illegal conversion of demonetised currency notes worth Rs 51 crore in “connivance” with Tandon, a suspended Kotak Mahindra bank manager, and another person who acted as entry operator or illegal fund router.

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First Published: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 08:32 PM
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