ED intervention denied in Jet Airways police case

The local court has refused to permit the ED intervention application to be heard before the court decides on the closure report filed by Mumbai Police in the Jet Airways case.

ED intervention denied in Jet Airways police case
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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has faced a bit of a setback as the local court has refused to permit its intervention application to be heard before the court decides on the closure report filed by Mumbai Police in the Jet Airways case.

Back in February this year, Naresh Goyal, the founder of Jet Airways and his wife, Anita were booked on charges of cheating and a criminal breach of trust by MRA Marg police on a complaint filed by city-based Akbar Travels India Private Limited alleging that they were cheated of ₹46 crores by the Goyals.

In its closure report filed before a court a month later, the police, in a statement, said that there was no evidence to probe the case further. In its application, the ED stated that the police had failed to consider the facts that were crucial in establishing the case against the Goyals.

Moreover, the ED has stated that there has been evidence of money laundering and it was not simply a case of business loss as concluded by the police. It further stated that the Mumbai Police has failed to even record a statement of Naresh Goyal which happens to be a prerequisite in any criminal investigation. However, as per reports, the agency is likely to appeal against the lower court.

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