A Delhi court has denied ‘default bail’ to R K Arora, the chairman and promoter of real estate major Supertech Group, in a money laundering case.
Additional Sessions Judge Devender Kumar Jangala dismissed the application moved by Arora, which argued he should be granted bail since the central probe agency had filed an ‘incomplete charge sheet’ against him.
The judge rejected the contention, observing that the ED had completed the investigation against Arora.
“It is clear from the above discussions that the prosecution, on completion of the investigation, has filed the complaint against the accused persons named in the complaint, including the applicant, Ram Kishor Arora,” the judge said in an order passed on October 14.
Jangla noted that, considering the sufficiency of material on record, the court had already taken cognizance of the commission of the alleged offence in an order passed on September 26.
“The order passed by this court at the time of taking cognizance itself implies that the investigation into the accused persons mentioned in the complaint was complete. The cognizance has been taken considering the sufficiency of the material on record. There can be no assumption from the perusal of material on record that the investigation is incomplete,” the judge said.
He said that the accused moved an application, claiming that the ED had filed an “incomplete charge sheet just to defeat his statutory right to get default bail in case the probe agency fails to file a charge sheet within the statutorily granted period granted by the law to complete the investigation from the arrest of an accused.”