Special Judge Arvind Kumar sent Puri to jail after the Enforcement Directorate moved an application seeking his judicial custody. “Accused is remanded in judicial custody till October 25, 2019,” the judge said.
The case pertains to alleged irregularities in the purchase of 12 VVIP choppers from Italy-based Finmeccanica's British subsidiary AgustaWestland. Puri had approached the high court seeking anticipatory bail in connection with the case.
The court listed for August 21, jail authorities' plea challenging a trial court's order allowing Michel to make international phone calls to his family, friends and lawyers for 15 minutes a week in violation of prison rules.