A special Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI) court postponed the bail plea of Lawyer-cum-businessman, Gautam Khaitan, an accused in the money laundering case, to April 16. Arvind Kumar, a special CBI judge deferred the order to April 16 saying that he wanted to go through the charge sheet to make sure the allegations and other files before pronouncing the order.
The Enforcement Directorate opposed the bail plea filed by Gautam Khaitan alleging him as a habitual offender. DP Singh, EDs prosecutor said that the case has clinching evidence and he must have had the support of some people in the money laundering. Singh said that people might try to hamper and destroy the pieces of evidence linked to the case.
Gautam Khaitan had applied for the bail plea second time ensuring that the investigation is concluded. Gautam Khaitan is currently in judicial custody.
Rejecting the EDs allegations of tampering the evidence, Khaitan said that the documents relied upon by the ED have already been submitted before the court. And thus, there is no possibility of hampering the pieces of evidence.
ED charged a 1500 page charge-sheet aginst Khaitan that stated that Gautam has deposited a huge amount of money in offshore accounts. The accused also has bank accounts that hold a sum of ₹ 6,000 crores that was not disclosed in his Income Tax Return.
This is the second time when the court has dismissed the plea filed by Gautam Kahitan. Earlier, Khaitan had filed a plea stating the details of the facts of the case in February but it was rejected by the court.