The Delhi High Court issued a notice to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday in response to Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey’s bail application in the National Stock Exchange (NSE) phone tapping and snooping case. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested him on money laundering charges in the case, and he is currently in judicial custody.
On Tuesday, the Court also served notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on other petitions filed by Sanjay Pandey seeking the quashing of FIRs registered against him under various sections of the IPC, the IT Act, and the Telegraph Act, among other things.
After hearing the submission made by Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, who appeared for petitioner Sanjay Pandey, the Bench of Justice Jasmeet Singh set the matter for September 16, 2022.
In the ED case, the trial court recently denied him bail, stating that given the broad probability based on the evidence presented, the accused’s involvement 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 until June 30, 2022, so the Investigating Agency’s concern prosecution that the applicant may influence witnesses or tamper with evidence is not unfounded, according to the trial court in denying him bail.
Sanjay Pandey claimed in his bail request before the trial court that “the current proceedings are a political fallout of his honest and sincere discharge of his duty as a senior police officer” and that “he has investigated and prosecuted several high-profile and politically sensitive cases.”