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SC orders ED to file response to plea from ex-Unitech promoter Sanjay Chandra’s wife asking for bail

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) to file its response to a plea filed by the wife of former Unitech promoter Sanjay Chandra seeking interim bail to participate in the last rites of her granddaughter. -mother. A bench of judges DY Chandrachud and MR Shah said they would pass Preeti Chandra’s plea order on Friday.

Initially, ED expressed concern that Chandra could leave the country if released on bail and said “it’s better to be safe than sorry”.

Additional Solicitor General Madhavi Divan, appearing for the ED, opposed the bail plea and told the bench that Chandra was arrested while trying to leave the country and was at risk of fleeing.

Divan maintained that Chandra had recently obtained citizenship of the Dominican Republic, which is not among the countries with which India has an extradition treaty.

ED had recently filed a new indictment in court here in connection with its money laundering investigation against property group Unitech, its developer brothers Sanjay Chandra and Ajay Chandra and others.

Sanjay Chandra, Ajay Chandra, Ramesh Chandra (their father and founder of Unitech Group), Preeti Chandra (wife of Sanjay Chandra), Rajesh Malik (promoter of the accused company of Carnoustie Group) and 66 domestic and foreign companies were charged in the load sheet.