New Delhi 28 Aug 2019: Justice Sunil Gaur was appointed the chairman of the Appellate Tribunal for Prevention of Money Laundering Act on Wednesday.
Few days back, Justice Sunil Gaur was in the news for rejecting anticipatory bail plea of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram that led to the arrest of Congress leader by CBI. He will take over the new office on September 23. He had stated in his order that Chidambaram as the 'kingpin' in the money laundering case.
He had also delivered a verdict in 2018 directing Associated Journals Ltd, the publisher of National Herald, to vacate its offices at ITO in the national capital. But at the same time, during his time, he handled several politically-sensitive cases, including passing an order that cleared the decks for the prosecution of top Congress leaders, including Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, in the National Herald case.