The apex court, dealing with the issue as to whether the 2016 black money law could be allowed to operate with retrospective effect from July 2015 to book and probe offenders, took umbrage at Khaitan for seeking four weeks time to make his stand clear.
As per the ED, Puri had joined investigation on 10 dates, and on July 26, he slipped out of their office under some pretext without informing the investigating officer, and later did not join the investigation on several dates.
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 ED urged the court to issue a notice to a news organisation asking it to explain how it accessed the documents, whereas Michel supported the demand of a probe while accusing the agency of politicising the matter.