Friday, June 07, 2019

Delhi HC Seeks Deepak Talwar's Reply on ED's Plea to Cancel Anticipatory Bail in Airbus Case

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday sought response of lobbyist Deepak Talwar on the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) plea seeking cancellation of his anticipatory bail in a money laundering case related to the purchase of 43 aircraft by erstwhile Indian Airlines from France's Airbus Industrie in 2005.

Justice Chander Shekhar issued notice to Talwar on the agency's petition and listed the matter for further hearing before the roaster bench on July 25.

The court, however, refused to stay at this stage certain portion of the May 21 order of the trial court by which Talwar was granted anticipatory bail.

Advocates D P Singh and Amit Mahajan, representing ED, submitted that certain findings of the trial court were erroneous and they should not be treated as precedents and such findings should be stayed as they would also come in the way of other cases.

Talwar is currently in judicial custody in a separate case related to negotiations allegedly favouring foreign private airlines causing losses to national carrier Air India.

According to ED, the case was filed against Indian Airlines officials and other unknown persons, "alleging that the officials, by abusing their official position as public servants in conspiracy with Airbus Industrie, caused undue pecuniary advantage to Airbus Industrie and caused corresponding undue loss to the government exchequer in carrying out the purchase of 43 aircraft by Indian Airlines from Airbus Industrie, France".
07/06/19 PTI/
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