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Delhi HC issues notice to ED on Yes Bank promoter Rana Kapoor's bail plea

ANI | Updated: Feb 16, 2022 12:29 IST

New Delhi [India], February 16 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Former Managing Director and CEO of YES Bank Rana Kapoor's bail petition in Rs 466.51-crore money laundering case being probed by the agency.
The Bench of Justice MK Ohri sought a response from the financial probe agency and slated the matter for March 11, 2022, for further hearing.
Advocate Siddharth Aggarwal along with Advocate Stuti Gujral appeared for Kapoor in the matter while Advocate Amik Mahajan appeared for Enforcement Directorate.
Last month, the trial court had refused to grant bail to Kapoor. The same court earlier had also dismissed the bail petition of businessman Gautam Thapar, promoter of Avantha Group.

Thapar's bail plea is presently being examined by the Delhi High Court. Thapar was arrested by the ED in August last year and is currently in judicial custody.
The trial court in October last year, took cognizance of the ED charge sheet (Prosecution Complaint) filed against Avantha group promoter Gautam Thapar involving Yes Bank's Rana Kapoor and several employees in connection with money laundering case.
The trial court had said, "Hereby take cognizance of offence as there are sufficient grounds to proceed against the accused persons arraigned in the present complaint."
According to the ED, an FIR was registered against Gautam Thapar, Avantha Realty Ltd, Oyster Buildwell Pvt Ltd and others alleging criminal breach of trust, cheating, criminal conspiracy and forgery for diversion or misappropriation of public money during the period 2017 to 2019.
Earlier, ED had told the Delhi Court that, "Investigation revealed that approximately Rs 500.11 crores proceeds of crime, were laundered through Oyster Buildwell Pvt Ltd (OBPL), Jhabua Power Limited (JPL), Jhabua Power Investment Ltd (JPIL), Avantha Power and Infrastructure Ltd (APIL), Avantha Realty Ltd (ARL), etc which are being controlled and beneficially owned directly or indirectly by Gautam Thapar." (ANI)