The Delhi excessive courtroom additional requested the ED to reply inside three days to an enchantment from the couple difficult the summons issued in an alleged coal mining scam.
The Delhi excessive courtroom on Tuesday refused to grant any interim relief to Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee and his wife Rujira towards the summons from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case. The courtroom mounted the date for the following listening to to September 27.
It additionally requested the central company to reply inside three days to an enchantment from the couple difficult the summons issued in an alleged coal mining scam. The petitioners had sought the courtroom’s path in setting apart the summons. Abhishek and Rujira needed the ED to be directed to not summon them to the nationwide capital and perform any additional examination in Kolkata.
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The matter was listed earlier than Justice Yogesh Khanna for listening to.
Banerjee, who can be the nephew of Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, was issued summons underneath Section 50 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, that required personal look of him together with a voluminous set of paperwork.
The ED opposed the plea saying money laundering has nationwide and trans nationwide ramifications and its investigation just isn’t restricted to any police station or space.
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The petitioners alleged that they had severe apprehensions concerning the equity of the investigation being performed by the ED owing to the truth that the respondent was adopting a pick-and-choose perspective with respect to sure individuals and was giving undue profit and safety to complicit people and extracting false, baseless and malicious statements from them.
“The respondent agency is also selectively leaking information to the media with the intent of harming the reputation of the petitioners and encouraging a media trial, the details of which are further elaborated in the accompanying petition, in order to falsely embroil the Petitioners in baseless and scandalous allegations,” learn their plea.
The CBI has already interrogated the TMC chief within the case.
(With company inputs)