The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted bail to Ex- Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey in the National Stock Exchange phone tapping and snooping case registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
The Bench of Justice Jasmeet Singh on Thursday said that Sanjay Pandey’s bail plea is allowed with some conditions. Pandey was arrested by the ED under money laundering charges in the case and is presently in judicial custody. Pandey was represented in the matter by Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi along with Aditya Wadhwa and Siddharth Sunil Advocates.
In August, the trial court had denied him bail in the matter and said that considering the broad probability based on the material placed before the court, the involvement of the accused in the offence of money laundering as defined by the Apex Court cannot be ruled out. Furthermore, the applicant/Sanjay Pandey was the top cop of Mumbai police till 30.06.2022, hence apprehension of Investigating agency/ Prosecution that the applicant may influence the witnesses or tamper with the evidence is not unfounded, said the trial court while denying him bail.
In bail plea before the trial court, Pandey stated that “he had investigated and prosecuted several high-profile and politically sensitive cases and the instant proceedings are a political fallout of honest and sincere discharge of his duties as a senior police officer.”