200 crore money laundering case: Delhi court takes cognizance of supplementary chargesheet
18 April, 2023 | Pragati Singh
. The court requested that the ED update it on the status of the investigation and when it was expected to be completed.
200 crore money laundering case: The Patiala House Court in Delhi took cognizance on Tuesday of a supplementary complaint (charge sheet) filed against three Tihar jail officials, Mahender Prasad Sundriyal, Sunder Bora, and Dharam Singh Meena,
In the case of jailed businessman Sukesh Chandrasekar in a Rs 200 crore money laundering case.
Additional Meetings After taking cognizance of the chargesheet, Judge Shailendra Malik scheduled a hearing on April 29. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) informed the court that the accused persons had received a copy of the chargesheet and other documents.
In addition, the agency informed the court that an investigation was underway. The court requested that the ED update it on the status of the investigation and when it was expected to be completed after it had been ongoing for four years.
The court observed, “Accused are in jail and what is the status of the investigation regarding those accused? They are saying the trial is being delayed.”
The accused were apprehended in February 2023. After conducting an investigation, the ED filed the supplementary charge sheet. The accused are currently being held in judicial custody. According to the agency, the arrested officials are involved in money laundering.
According to the agency, the arrested officials are involved in 200 crore money laundering case. Sukesh Chandrasekar is the main accused in this case, along with actor Jacqueline Fernandez. There are other defendants in the case as well. Jacqueline Fernandez is currently out on bail.
The case is based on an FIR filed by the Delhi Police against Sukesh and the other accused. Following that, the ED filed a complaint against the accused for alleged money laundering.
This ED case is based on an FIR filed by the Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) against Chandrasekhar, who is accused of cheating and extorting Aditi Singh, wife of Shivinder Mohan Singh, former promoter of Religare Enterprises, who was arrested in October 2019 in a case involving alleged misappropriation of funds at Religare Finvest Ltd.
Chandrasekhar and his associates allegedly took money from Aditi while pretending to be government officials and promising to get her husband released on bail. While in Rohini jail, Chandrasekhar allegedly persuaded Aditi to transfer money by posing as a central government official over a spoof call and promising to secure bail for her husband.
The Delhi Police arrested Chandrasekhar and his actress wife Leena Maria Paul in September last year for their alleged involvement in the duping case.
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