Court grants bail to IAS officer in money laundering case

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, May 6: Special Judge CBI Bala Joyti has granted bail to IAS officer Rajeev Ranjan in money laundering case.
The court perused order dated 27.04.2024 passed in complaint filed by Directorate of Enforcement through Assistant Director Sub Zonal Office Narwal Jammu under Sections 44 and 45 of Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002.
“In pursuance to order dated 27.04.2024 Rajeev Ranjan caused appearance in the court today and furnished bail bonds and personal bonds amounting Rs 50,000 as per directions of this court. Bail bonds and personal bonds are duly accepted and attested by this court and he is accordingly admitted to bail. However, accused person is directed to remain present in the court on due date”, the Special Judge said.
The complaint under Section 45 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002 for the commission of offences under Section 3 and punishable under Section 4 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002 has been filed by the Assistant Director, Directorate of Enforcement Govt of India against IAS officer Rajeev Ranjan, Rahul Grover, Gajan Singh, Itrat Hussain Rafiqui, Tariq Athar Beigh, Zumurad Hussain Shah, Syed Adeel Hussain Shah alias Sayed Adeel Hussain Shah, Syed Akeel Shah, Abdi Hussain Shah, Madan Mohan Bhargav, Mukesh Bhargav, Devi Dayal Khajuria, Kumar Jyoti Ranjan, Kripa Shankar Roy, Gaganpreet Singh, Hunney Preet Singh, Razia Rafiqi and Syed Atiq Ur Reham Nazki alias Dr Atiqualla.
After perusal of the contents of the complaint carefully and entire material on record, the court said, “it transpires that prima facie accused person appears to have committed offences as such process be issued for securing their presence”, adding “office is directed to issue notices to accused persons for appearance and for filing their reply on the next date of hearing”.
During the course of hearing an application was moved to defer taking of cognizance in ED complaint No. ECIR/JMSZ04/2020 till the status report of predicated offence’s from CBI is obtained and till the final report under Section 173 of J&K CrPC is filed before the CBI court.

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