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ED custody of Agusta scam accused Khaitan extended for six days
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ED custody of Agusta scam accused Khaitan extended for six days

New Delhi, Feb 2 : A Delhi court on Saturday further extended the ED’s custody of lawyer Gautam Khaitan—accused in AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam—for six days in connection with a fresh case of alleged possession of black money and money laundering under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

Moreover, a fresh criminal case under the provisions of PMLA, was filed against Khaitan on the basis of a case filed by the Income Tax Department under Section 51 of the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015.

The ED has alleged that Khaitan was operating and holding a number of foreign accounts illegally and thereby possessing black money and stashing assets.

Khaitan, already being prosecuted in a case related to AgustaWestland chopper deal, was out on bail.

It is submitted to the court on behalf of Khaitan that he was not able to sleep properly and medical care required.

Special Judge Arvind Kumar directed the investigating agency to take medical care of Khaitan. (UNI)