Delhi court allows ED to interrogate Puri in Tihar jail
New Delhi: A Delhi court has allowed the Enforcement Directorate to interrogate Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath's nephew Ratul Puri in Tihar jail where he is lodged in connection with the VVIP chopper scam case.
Special judge Arvind Kumar allowed the agency to visit Tihar jail on October 22 and 23 to interrogate Puri and confront him with some documents as some facts have come up during investigation into the scam-related money laundering case.
The court passed the order after the agency submitted that "during investigation certain aspects of the case have recently been unearthed and it is very necessary to further interrogate the accused Ratul Puri and to record his statement... while confronting him with documents/concerned person".
"Considering the facts and circumstances, the ED officials namely Yogeshwar Sharma, Deputy Director, Gaurav Kumar Jain, Assistant Director, and Karun Bansal, AEO, are permitted to visit Tihar Jail on October 22 and 23 from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm to interrogate accused Ratul Puri.
"However, the aforesaid interrogation shall be conducted by ED officials in presence of jail superintendent or any jail official authorised by him," the judge said.