Demonetisation fraud: Court issues warrants against accused
A special court on Thursday issued a production warrant against lawyer Rohit Tandon, who is in jail in an alleged money laundering case, after the Delhi Police filed a charge sheet against him in a similar matter.
Special Judge Hemani Malhotra also issued non-bailable warrants against three businessmen -- R C Sharma, Dinesh Bhola and Kamal Jain -- who were also chargesheeted by the police.
The court took cognisance of the charge sheet filed by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police against Ashish Kumar, the then manager of Kotak Mahindra Bank, Rohit Tandon, entry operator Raj Kumar Goel, businessman Yogesh Mittal, R C Sharma, Dinesh Bhola and Kamal Jain in a case of alleged irregularities in conversion of about Rs 35 crore worth of demonetised currency.
The court said the NBWs should be executed through the investigating officer by July 17 and listed the case for the same day for appearance of the accused.
During the day, the court questioned the investigating officer (IO) why accused Sharma, Bhola, Jain and Tandon were not arrested in the case despite sufficient incriminating material against them.
"It is surprising that the charge sheet has been forwarded by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) without noticing that the above named accused persons have not been even formally arrested by IO despite the sensitive nature of the present case.
"DCP is directed to file explanation in this regard on the next date of hearing i.e. July 17," the judge said.
The court also asked the IO to file e-charge sheet on the next date of hearing. The court issued warrants against the accused after the IO, through prosecutor Atul Shrivastava, moved an application for summoning of the four accused who have not been arrested in the case.