The raids in Delhi and Chandigarh come at a time when Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is in the national capital and has met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah among others.
Talwar is one of the main accused who allegedly facilitated dispersal of profit-making routes of Air India to private airlines using his connection with the then Civil Aviation Minister and has been in judicial custody for money laundering.
The Delhi high court said since Upendra Rai has already undergone more than one year of custody, and there is no material placed on record to show that he has tampered evidence, it is a fit case of granting bail to him.
This is not the first time the couple would be quizzed by the ED. The agency had grilled them in July also. Palam Farms was allegedly bought from the money raised through M/s Mishail Packers and Printers Pvt Ltd, owned by Bharti and her husband, ED official said.
The ED in a statement said its probe revealed that Prasad "paid bribe to Reddy in the form of investments at exorbitant premiums in his various companies to the tune of Rs 779.50 crore apart from making payment of Rs 57 crore to him in the guise of secondary purchase of shares..".
Satyender Jain is alleged to have laundered Rs 4.63 crore while being a public servant during 2015-16 through Prayas Info Solutions Private Limited, Akinchan Developers Private Limited and Managalyatan Projects Private Limited.