Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Supreme Court dismisses journalist's plea against ED’s Rajeshwar Singh

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea of journalist Upendra Rai seeking to restrain Enforcement Directorate officer Rajeshwar Singh from conducting probe against him in a graft case.
A bench of Justices A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said the cases lodged against Rai have nothing to do with the 2G case pending before it and his plea is not maintainable in the present set of proceedings.
Rai was arrested on June 8 by the agency under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) at the Tihar Jail here, moments after he secured bail in a CBI case related to alleged extortion and dubious financial transactions.
He was arrested by the CBI on May 3 for allegedly indulging in dubious financial transactions, getting an airport access pass made by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) by furnishing false information, alleged extortion and manipulation of an Income Tax Department case against a Mumbai-bound businessman.
28/08/18 Telegraph