In the money laundering case related to the alleged Rs 2,000 crore liquor scam in Chhattisgarh, the court had asked the ED why it was in such a hurry? In fact, the Supreme Court on Thursday (October 19) raised questions over ED’s hasty application in the lower court for issuing non-bailable warrant (NBW) against the accused.

Jagran News Network, New Delhi. In the money laundering case related to the alleged Rs 2,000 crore liquor scam in Chhattisgarh, the court had asked the ED why it was in such a hurry? In fact, the Supreme Court on Thursday (October 19) raised questions over ED’s ‘hasty’ application in the lower court for issuing non-bailable warrant (NBW) against the accused.

A bench of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Justice Manoj Mishra, while reserving the non-bailable arrest warrant, said that the Supreme Court in its order of July 18 had said that the ED should control itself. The bench was hearing an application filed by Anwar Dhebar, seeking a stay on the October 13 order of the trial court issuing the NBW against him.

Debar filed a request in court

Darbar also requested the court to direct the ED not to take any coercive action against him in the case. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Dhebar, told the Supreme Court that the Chhattisgarh High Court had rejected his bail plea on October 6. The ED filed an application in the trial court in Raipur on October 9 seeking a non-bailable arrest warrant against Dhebar.

We do not understand why there is such a hurry – Court

The judge told the ED counsel, “I don’t understand why there is such a hurry. Once we say you are not taking any enforcement action, isn’t it (NBW) a violation of our order?” The judge asked the ED to respond to the plea and determined that the case would be heard after six weeks. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court said that the interim bail of the petitioner will continue and the order to issue non-bailable arrest warrant will be stayed.

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