Special Judge Arvind Kumar rejected Michel's applications in cases filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED), saying there was no sufficient ground to grant the relief.
Hours after Puri’s arrest, MP Chief Minister Kamal Nath said he had no business links with Puri and said his arrest appears to have been prompted by ill will. “It is sad that agencies are being misused for political purposes,” he said, adding that he had full faith in the judiciary.
Special Judge Arvind Kumar refused to grant the relief to Gupta whose judicial custody expires on Saturday and an order is yet to be passed on it. He was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The agency made the submissions in response to a plea by British-national Christian Michel, alleged middleman arrested in the case, who accused the ED of politicising the matter by leaking the documents to the media.
Michel’s advocate Aljo K Joseph told the court: “He was asked by the investigating agency to give possible initialsfor people and that is all he did. He never named anybody in his statement before the agency, which is being leaked to the media.”
The CBI on Friday arrested former Air Chief SP Tyagi in connection with the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland chopper deal case. A Delhi-based lawyer, Gautam Khaitan and SP Tyagi’s cousin Sanjeev Tyagi alias Julie Tyagi was also arrested along with him. The CBI said that all the three people have been arrested for accepting illegal […]