Pkl Ed Court Sends Ireo Md To Judicial Custody, Junks Request For Longer Remand, ET RealEstate

July 13, 2023

CHANDIGARH: Special enforcement directorate (ED) court of Panchkula on Tuesday remanded Ireo managing director Lalit Goyal to judicial custody after rejecting ED request for extending his remand.

Lalit Goyal was produced in the court of special ED judge Rajeev Goyal after his six-day remand ended on Tuesday. Initially ED sleuths tried to produce Ireo MD through video conferencing but after strong objection by the defence counsel, he was produced in the court at around

The ED sought extension of the Ireo MD’s remand for another eight days while claiming that his interrogation was required for some aspects related to the case. In a bid to justify the request for extension, the ED informed the court that most of the time was exausted in medical examination of Goyal and he could not be interrogated.

Opposing the plea, the defence counsel first questioned the issue of his client’s medical examination and alleged that he was not taken anywhere for a medical examination. He also sought CCTV footage of this examination.

After hearing both the sides, the court declined to extend ED’s custody. Lalit Goyal is the fifth accused to be arrested by ED in the PMLA Act case registered on June 13. The case is linked to the case registered by anti-corruption bureau (ACB) involving former CBI judge Sudhir Parmar.

In the FIR registered by ACB in April, Parmar was accused of misuse of his power to benefit Lalit Goyal through M3M managing director Roop Kumar Bansal. Even as ACB’s investigations are in progress, ED registered the ECIR in June and first arrested Roop Bansal’s brother Bansant Bansal and his kin Pankaj Bansal.

This was followed by the arrest of Sudhir Parmar’s nephew Ajay Singh Parmar. Notably, at the time of the three arrests, Roop Bansal was already in custody in an old PMLA Act case.

Lalit Goyal was arrested on July 4 and ED claimed to have detected transactions worth over Rs 1 crore in the account of Ajay Parmar and his mother and a flat worth Rs 4.5 crore, which is linked to the bribe money involved in the ACB case.

  • Published On Jul 12, 2023 at 06:00 PM IST

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