Abhishek Verma faces arrest for money laundering

August 21st, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) told a Delhi court Tuesday that businessman Abhishek Verma and his wife will be arrested in a fresh money laundering case Wednesday.

Naveen Kumar Matta, appearing for the ED, told Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Gautam Manan that they would take Verma and his wife Anca Maria Neascu in their custody Wednesday.

The court was hearing an application filed by Verma, also an accused in the 2006 naval war room case, seeking permission to surrender in the money laundering case.

Verma and his wife are also facing trial in separate corruption and forgery cases.

Meanwhile, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge G.P. Singh sent the two to 14 days’ judicial custody in a forgery case.

The couple was presented in the court after the expiry of their police custody in the forgery case registered on Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Ajay Maken’s complaint.

“Both the accused are remanded in judicial custody till Sep 4,” the court said.

The two were arrested Aug 8 by the CBI, over Maken’s complaint, soon after they were granted bail in a graft case.

They were accused of writing a letter to the prime minister in 2009 on Maken’s forged letterhead for easing business visa norms.

Verma is also an accused in the 2006 naval war room case linked to leaking classified documents from the Directorate of Naval Operations.

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