A Delhi Court on Monday sent controversial lawyer Rohit Tandon to 14 days judicial custody. Tandon was arrested by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering probe following alleged seizure of Rs 13.6 crore cash from his law firm as part of an anti-black money operation.
Along with Tandon, the court sent two other accused- Kolkata-based businessman Paras M Lodha and Kotak Mahindra bank manager Ashish Kumar -- arrested in separate PMLA cases, to Tihar jail till January 16 after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said they were not required for custodial interrogation.
Tandon and other two were arrested in separate raids following the demonetisation drive. Both Tandon and Lodha moved application seeking bail which will be heard on January 4 and 6, respectively.
The court also allowed provision of proper medication as both were suffering from various ailments.
In view of the pleas forwarded by their counsels’ the court has directed the jail superintendent to provide the necessary medicines and food as sought by the accused.
ED had suspected that Tandon was allegedly instrumental in the illegal conversion of demonetised currency worth about Rs 60 crore in purported connivance with Lodha and arrested Kotak Mahindra Bank manager in Delhi, Ashish Kumar.
With Inputs from PTI