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Delhi court grants bail to Gautam Khaitan

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A court here on Tuesday granted to Gautam in a and black money case.

allowed Khaitan's plea asking him to furnish a personal bond of Rs 25 lakh and two surety of like amount each.

The court directed him not to influence witnesses or hamper the investigation in the case. It also directed him to join the investigation in the case whenever required.

The (ED) opposed Khaitan's plea.

It was the second bail plea moved by On March 12, the court had rejected his first plea for bail.

was arrested on January 25, a week after the searched his offices and other properties in and the National Capital Region.

On March 25, the ED filed a chargesheet in the case.

The agency said Khaitan was "controlling" the modus operandi and was responsible for routing money, misusing his connections and clients, including the ones inherited from his father, to launder money through a variety of accounts in Dubai, Mauritius, Singapore, Tunisia, Switzerland, the UK and

The ED officials said that the accounts included those belonging to his undisclosed shell companies outside

The ED had filed a case against Khaitan and others based on a case lodged by the under the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act.

Khaitan was arrested in September 2014 for his alleged involvement in the VVIP chopper deal.

He got bail in January 2015 but was again arrested along with Sanjeev Tyagi, another accused in the case, on December 9, 2016, by the (CBI). He later secured bail.

The CBI chargesheet had described Khaitan as the brain behind the deal.



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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 15:48 IST