Sunday, January 26, 2020

Aviation Scam: Probe Agency Allowed To Question Deepak Talwar In Jail

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday granted permission to Enforcement Directorate (ED) to further interrogate corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar, who is in judicial custody, in connection with cases pertaining to an illicit aviation deal among others.
The court has allowed the ED to interrogate Deepak Talwar from January 27 to January 31 between 9 am and 5 pm as per jail rules.

The ED has sought permission for recording Deepak Talwar's statement in judicial custody under Section 50 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.

Special Judge Santosh Snehi Mann, while allowing the plea seeking permission to interrogate Deepak Talwar, stated that the ED is allowed to further interrogate the accused as per Rule 20(4) of the Delhi Prisons (Visitors of Prisons), Rules, 1988 and Rule 1347 of Delhi Prison Rules, 2018.

The economic offences watchdog, in its charge-sheet, said that the investigation has revealed that Deepak Talwar obtained undue favours for a private airlines using his contacts, causing losses to national carrier Air India.

Deepak Talwar was charged by the ED and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in criminal cases of corruption, while the Income Tax Department charged him with tax evasion.
25/01/20 ANI/NDTV
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