Delhi News Highlights, November 30: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Wednesday told a Delhi court that there was largescale destruction of evidence in the excise policy money laundering case and accused Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and other suspects of allegedly changing their mobile phones multiple times amounting to a loss of a “whooping sum of Rs 1.38 crore”. The agency made the submissions through its special public prosecutor NK Matta who sought 14-day custody of Amit Arora, a businessman, who was arrested by the agency earlier in the day and produced before Special Judge MK Nagpal. The court remanded the accused to ED custody till December 7. It noted that the accused “played a vital role in the criminal conspiracy and he had also been involved in payment of kickbacks to ensure the said objective”.
The Delhi Police summoned the clinical psychologist who allegedly dated Aaftab Poonawala in Delhi, officials said on Wednesday. Poonawala and the woman met on the Bumble app in June-July, and she visited his rented accommodation in Chattarpur Pahadi, where Poonawala had allegedly killed his live-in partner Shradhha Walkar in May. Police said the woman was questioned about the house, Poonawala’s behaviour and their dates. She allegedly told police she was “shocked” when she saw the news about Walkar’s murder and Poonawaala’s arrest. Police said they analysed Poonawala’s phone and found he had the app installed soon after he allegedly killed Walkar. They said that they suspect the psychologist visited the house at a time when Poonawala was still trying to allegedly discard evidence.
Meanwhile, former TV anchor Pinky Irani has been arrested by the Economic Offences Wing over her links to conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar in connection with the money laundering case. Delhi police said she was called for questioning earlier today and arrested after “sufficient evidence” was found against her. Irani allegedly worked for Sukesh as a “personal shopper” and would contact Bollywood actresses to meet Sukesh in jail.