Delhi’s Patiala House Court’s judge Additional Sessions Judge Devender Kumar Jangala, ordered for Judicial Custody of RK Arora after his remand period.
A few days back, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested RK Arora for being involved in a money laundering case, and since then, he has been on ED remand.
After the remand period, on Monday (10th July), Supertech’s Chairman, RK Arora, was presented before Delhi’s Patiala House Court’s judge Additional Sessions Judge Devender Kumar Jangala, where the court ordered for Judicial Custody of RK Arora.
During the hearing session, it was noted that an application filed from the side of the accused seeking a copy of the grounds of arrest was still pending. However, ED has filed the reply for the same application.
In the application, the accused counsel submitted that in the absence of grounds of arrest given to the accused, the accused is unable to move an effective bail application.
Previously, when the court sent RK Arora to ED remand period, it mentioned, “The power to seek remand is essentially a part of the power of arrest and to investigate in respect to the commission of the alleged offence of money laundering and this power has necessarily to be inferred with the help of above section as section 65 of the PMLA, 2002 does not prohibit remand of an accused under the said act to ED custody”.
ASJ Devender Kumar Jangla said, “Therefore, I have no hesitation in stating that the ED remand of an accused can be granted by this court. Thus, in view of the above background, this court is, prima facie, convinced that the arrest of the accused in this case is justified. ED also has powers to seek custody of the accused for further examination and interrogation”.
Moreover, the court has permitted RK Arora to converse with his advocates for half an hour each between 6 pm to 7 pm. But the conversation should be in a manner so that ED officials cannot hear the conversation. Additionally, the court directed him to carry his medicines but denied the homemade food.