New Delhi: Not satisfied with the responses of ED, a Delhi court has asked the probe agency’s three senior officials to apprise it in person of the details of ongoing investigation in an over Rs 6 crore money laundering case against former Haryana chief minister O.P. Chautala.
Special Judge Kamini Lau sought presence of ED’s Joint Director Rajeshwar Singh, Assistant Director D.D. Negi and Joint Director D.S. Siddhu before it on March 7 and give details about the status of the investigations, including the role of Chautala’s family members, and the manner in which the proceeds of crime were generated and the evidence relating to structuring and layering.
The court noted in its recent order that when it asked the ED’s special public prosecutor and the investigating officer to provide details regarding generation of proceeds of crime, structuring, layering and projection of the alleged proceeds as legal, they were unable to satisfy it. It asked the officers to point out the material or evidence related to identification of the properties which are under investigation.
The probe agency has been asked to give details of the role of Chautala’s wife Sneh Lata and two sons Abhay Singh Chautala and Ajay Singh Chautala and the status of the investigation against them. The court also asked ED to furnish the status of further investigations relating to remaining immovable properties.
Mr Chautala, not present in the court, sought exemption from personal appearing for the day on the ground that he was 84 years old and was admitted in Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon, claiming to be suffering from lower respiratory tract infection.