Apex court refuses to shield suspended Gujarat IAS officer from arrest

Pressing for Sharma’s custodial interrogation, Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the ED, claimed that the agency has found the trail of hawala transactions.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 30, 2016 3:58 am
Gujarat police, Gujarat police corruption, Gujarat IAS officer, Gujarat police money laundering, money laundering,  money laundering case, Pradeep Sharma, corruption, Gujarat corruption, india news A bench of Justices P C Ghose and Uday U Lalit also vacated the interim order, preventing his arrest on the condition of his appearing before the investigating officers as and when called.

The Supreme Court Friday declined to give protection from arrest to suspended Gujarat IAS officer Pradeep Sharma in connection with a money laundering probe that was launched in 2011 by the Enforcement Directorate.

A bench of Justices P C Ghose and Uday U Lalit also vacated the interim order, preventing his arrest on the condition of his appearing before the investigating officers as and when called.

Pressing for Sharma’s custodial interrogation, Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the ED, claimed that the agency has found the trail of hawala transactions whereby the money is sent by Sharma to his wife in the US.

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