The agency had sent summons through email but the fugitive had denied receiving them
GN Bureau | July 27, 2015
The Enforcement Directorate on Monday approached a special court dealing with money laundering cases to secure a non-bailable warrant against Lalit Modi.
Lalith Modi had claimed on Saturday that he had not received any notice from the ED in the money laundering case and advised the agency to serve summons through the “international process.”
“As the enforcement directorate has not yet served me the notice to appear - I will tomorrow (Sunday) share intl [international] process,” tweeted Modi. He would be happy to receive and answer the summons if served on him abroad, he said.
The ED had taken unconventional steps by first sending the notice to Modi’s lawyer and then through email.
As per rules, serving a notice of personal appearance on anyone living abroad is a time-consuming process, as it has to be routed through the home and external affairs ministries. Besides, the agency has to ensure that the notice reaches the person well ahead of the date of appearance.
The ED will have to exhaust all other options available to ensure Modi’s personal attendance before seeking a court warrant against him. Based on the warrant, the agency can initiate the process of securing an Interpol red-corner notice and then the extradition proceedings in the United Kingdom. B
The Indian government will have to fight another round of legal battles in the UK, if Modi takes recourse to statutory safeguards.
Indian billionaires saw their incomes surge by Rs 2,200 crore a day in 2018, and the wealthiest got wealthier as the top 1 percent of the country’s richest increased their fortune by 39 percent – but the bottom half managed to climb the ladder by a mere 3 percent, a report by Oxfam reveals.
The central government is set to present a complex and comprehensive report of its revenues and expenditures throughout the financial year in the budget address on February 1. Modi led NDA government will present the interim budget this year as elections are set to take place in April.
Narendra Modi-led NDA government is due to present its last budget on February 1, before the 2019 general elections. Finance minister Arun Jaitley, who is currently in US for medical treatment, is likely to present the budget. This will be an interim budget of the NDA government.
The government has said that state-run BHEL and Libcoin are in talks to form a world class consortium to initially build 1 GWh (Gigawatt hours) lithium ion battery plant in India. The plant’s capacity will be enhanced up to 30 GWh after some time. With this, India has finally taken steps into its ene
The centre has given the green signal for regularisation of pay scales of board level executives in National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd (NHPC), North East Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO), THDC India Ltd. (formerly Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Ltd.) and Satluj Jal Vidhyut Nigam Ltd. (SJV
The government has given approved the project for capacity expansion of Numaligarh Refinery from 3 MMTPA (million metric tonne per annum) to 9 MMTPA. The plan envisages setting up of crude oil pipeline from Paradip to Numaligarh and product pipeline from Numaligarh to Sil