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Four accused move court on ED probe

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 29 � Four of the 13 accused in the NC Hills funds diversion case today filed a petition with the Special Court, Guwahati opposing the move of the Enforcement Directorate to question and examine them.

The court on Wednesday upheld a petition of the Directorate seeking permission for questioning of all the 13 accused by the sleuths of the department.

Those opposing the move include Niranjan Hojai, commander-in-chief of DHD (J), Jewel Garlosa, chairman, DHD (J), Samir Ahmed and A Warisa.

The accused in their petition to the court have stated that they have been falsely implicated in the case registered by the Enforcement Directorate and as they are behind bars for quite some time, it could cause mental disturbance to them.

The petition further opposed questioning by the directorate stating that the grounds for examining them have not been furnished to them yet.

Reacting to the petition, the court has fixed July 31 for the date of hearing.

Randeep Sharma, Assistant Solicitor General of India, when asked, confirmed the development and said that the court has issued a notice in this regard asking them to appear on July 31.

However, he maintained that the department will go ahead with the court order that allowed it to question and examine all the 13 accused. A team of the Enforcement Derectorate is likely to visit the Guwahati Central Jail tomorrow to question the accused.

The directorate had sought the permission on the strength of enforcement case information report number 20/Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)/2002/GAU/2009.

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Four accused move court on ED probe

GUWAHATI, July 29 � Four of the 13 accused in the NC Hills funds diversion case today filed a petition with the Special Court, Guwahati opposing the move of the Enforcement Directorate to question and examine them.

The court on Wednesday upheld a petition of the Directorate seeking permission for questioning of all the 13 accused by the sleuths of the department.

Those opposing the move include Niranjan Hojai, commander-in-chief of DHD (J), Jewel Garlosa, chairman, DHD (J), Samir Ahmed and A Warisa.

The accused in their petition to the court have stated that they have been falsely implicated in the case registered by the Enforcement Directorate and as they are behind bars for quite some time, it could cause mental disturbance to them.

The petition further opposed questioning by the directorate stating that the grounds for examining them have not been furnished to them yet.

Reacting to the petition, the court has fixed July 31 for the date of hearing.

Randeep Sharma, Assistant Solicitor General of India, when asked, confirmed the development and said that the court has issued a notice in this regard asking them to appear on July 31.

However, he maintained that the department will go ahead with the court order that allowed it to question and examine all the 13 accused. A team of the Enforcement Derectorate is likely to visit the Guwahati Central Jail tomorrow to question the accused.

The directorate had sought the permission on the strength of enforcement case information report number 20/Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)/2002/GAU/2009.