Thursday, September 06, 2018

VVIP chopper scam: HC seeks ED's response on Gautam Khaitan's plea against summons in PMLA case

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Thursday sought response of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on a plea moved by lawyer Gautam Khaitan to set aside a trial court order summoning him as an accused in a money laundering case related to the VVIP chopper scam.
A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel issued notice to ED and sought its stand on the petition which also sought quashing of the money laundering complaint against Khaitan as well as the third supplementary charge sheet, or prosecution complaint, filed by the agency in the case.

Khaitan, represented by senior advocate Siddharth Luthra and advocate Pramod Kumar Dubey, has also sought a declaration from the court on whether the offences under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) are cognizable or non-cognizable.

06/09/18 PTI/Times of India