The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday advised a Delhi courtroom that the company had no position within the leak of purported CCTV footage displaying jailed AAP minister Satyendar Jain getting particular remedy contained in the jail cell.
The ED made the submission earlier than Particular Choose Vikas Dhull whereas opposing Jain’s plea looking for contempt proceedings towards the company for allegedly leaking the movies to the media.
Through the listening to, the counsel for Jain submitted earlier than the courtroom that the copy of the ED’s reply to the appliance was already leaked to the media earlier this morning, even earlier than the listening to might happen within the courtroom and its copies could possibly be given to the choose in addition to the defence.
“Give me a good trial. Even Ajmal Kasab was on condition that. I’m absolutely not worse than that. Each minute I’m struggling due to their (ED’s) actions,” the defence counsel advised the courtroom.
The company advised the courtroom that there was “not a single leak from the ED”, whereas it sought adjournment of the matter, citing unavailability of Further Solicitor Common (ASG) S V Raju.
“We’ll see that responsible is delivered to justice. The pen drives that had the copies of the alleged video have been solely with the defence, the jail superintendent and the courtroom workers. There’s not a single leak from the ED,” the company advised the courtroom.
Through the listening to, Jain’s counsel opposed the ED’s demand for adjournment, saying he was “defamed each single minute by their act.” “All factors of their reply are within the media. My contempt is pending and so they have the audacity to offer it to the media,” senior advocate Rahul Mehra advised the courtroom on behalf of Jain.
Mehra additional opposed the company’s request for adjournment, accusing it of delaying the matter.
He additional denied the politician’s position within the leak of the paperwork and movies, saying he had no achieve by the act.
“I can’t do it as a result of there’s completely no achieve. Doing it in a selective method, publicize it throughout information channels…. Earlier than we enter courtroom, (it) is taking part in everywhere in the media. Is Jain a magician that he can get issues which might be in ED custody and share it with the media? They’ll utterly negate all the things simply because they’re ED,” the defence counsel stated.
Alleging that the ED was inflicting a “media trial”, the counsel advised the courtroom that “the one individual prejudiced” was Jain.
He additional urged the courtroom to “warn” jail officers “to not leak any footage”.
“Warn them that media channels aren’t given any footage… If Tihar is doing it then kindly have a judicial inquiry. Kindly have a choose appointed who ought to show who leaked it to the media. If Jain is the supply of the leak then he shouldn’t be spared,” he stated.
He additional stated there was no violation of any rule if an undertrial was urgent Jain’s hand, ft.
“However throughout media channels hysteria is created that this minister is having an opulent trial,” he advised the courtroom.
The ED counsel advised the courtroom that to presume leak on the company’s behalf was “utterly preposterous”.
“Many Tihar officers have been suspended. The LG has arrange inquiry…. There are a number of transfers, together with some high officers. To presume leak on our behalf is totally preposterous. There was no leak and there might be no leak. What they (defence) are alleging is already within the public area. What’s the requirement of defamation? Fact is an exception,” the ED’s counsel advised the courtroom.
The choose adjourned the matter for November 28 for additional proceedings.
The courtroom had earlier sought the company’s response on Jain’s plea accusing the ED of leaking the footage from contained in the Tihar jail “regardless of an endeavor given within the courtroom”.
The AAP on Saturday drew flak as movies purportedly displaying Jain receiving therapeutic massage and assembly guests in his jail cell emerged, with the opposition BJP and Congress demanding his sacking and a probe by companies into violation of jail guidelines.
The courtroom had on November 17 denied bail to Jain and two others within the case.
The federal company had arrested Jain in a cash laundering case based mostly on a CBI FIR lodged towards him in 2017 below the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Jain is accused of getting laundered cash by means of 4 corporations allegedly linked to him.
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