Supreme Court Defers Hearing on AAP MLA's Money Laundering Case

The Supreme Court postponed the hearing on Punjab AAP MLA Jaswant Singh Gajjan Majra's plea against his arrest and remand by the Enforcement Directorate. The case, linked to alleged money laundering and bank fraud, will now be heard on June 18. Issues raised are similar to those in the Arvind Kejriwal matter.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 10-06-2024 13:36 IST | Created: 10-06-2024 13:36 IST
Supreme Court Defers Hearing on AAP MLA's Money Laundering Case
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The Supreme Court on Monday deferred to June 18 the hearing on Punjab AAP MLA Jaswant Singh Gajjan Majra's plea challenging his arrest and remand by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering probe associated with a bank fraud case.

A vacation bench, comprising Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Augustine George Masih, adjourned the matter upon noting the absence of a filed rejoinder by the AAP MLA.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the ED, stated that the case involves Section 19 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and sufficiency of grounds. He related the case to the Arvind Kejriwal matter, where judgment is awaited.

Senior advocate Vikram Chaudhary, for the Punjab AAP MLA, argued that the issues differ primarily due to non-appearance. The apex court inquired about the completed pleadings. Upon learning that a rejoinder is pending, the bench adjourned the case to June 18.

The top court had previously denied interim bail to the AAP MLA for campaigning in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, as the Punjab and Haryana High Court found no illegality in his arrest.

In May last year, the CBI conducted raids at premises linked to Gajjan Majra concerning an alleged bank fraud of Rs 40 crore. In September 2022, the ED conducted raids on several premises linked to him, seizing Rs 32 lakh, mobile phones, and hard drives during the investigations.

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