Chautala affair: ED officials summoned
A Delhi court summoned three senior officials from the Enforcement Directorate to explain different aspects of the investigation into money laundering charges against former Haryana chief minister OP Chautala.
The case is an offshoot of a case of disproportionate assets against the former CM.
Special Judge Kamini Lau summoned the officials when the prosecution failed to answer some of the questions she had asked.
“I have carefully considered the rival claims. However, when asked for details on the generation of the proceeds of crime, the structuring, the superimposition and the projection of the proceeds presumed to be legal, the special PP and the investigator are not able to satisfy the court ”, Ms. Lau said.
“This being the context, the senior officers who participated in the preparation of the complaint forwarded it and are currently involved in other investigations, namely Rajeshwar Singh (then Deputy Director, now Co-Director); DD Negi (Deputy Director) (as appears from the complaint); and DS Siddhu (co-director), who I learned is currently carrying out further investigations, be called to assist the court, ”said the judge.
The judge asked these officers to inform the court of how the proceeds of crime were generated and evidence relating to the structuring and layering.