On Monday, the Enforcement Directorate has opposed the bail plea of Sushen Mohan Gupta claiming that there was a possibility he may flee the country just like 36 other businessmen who had criminal cases against them. Mr. Gupta has alleged defense agent arrested in the AgustaWestland VVIP choppers scam.
Special Judge Arvind Kumar was informed by the ED that in the recent few years, 36 businessmen have fled from the country including Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi. DP Singh and NK Matta, the special public prosecutor of the investigating agency opposed the claim of Sushen Mohan claiming that he had deep roots in the society. “Mallya, Lalit Modi, Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and Sandesara brothers (Sterling Biotech Ltd promoters) had deeper roots in the society yet they left the country. There are such 36 businessmen who fled from the country in the last few years,” it stated.
Amid the argument, Samvedna Verma told the court that the probe was at a crucial stage and the agency was trying to find out who was “RG” mentioned in the diaries of Sushen Mohan.
Sushen Mohan has influenced the witness as well as destroyed the evidence in the case, claimed Samvedna Verma. However, the court has reserved order on Mr. Mohan’s bail application for April 20. Sushen Mohan has sought relief on the base that the ED has finished its investigation and has filed a charge sheet in the case.
Sushen Mohan has justified that the ED’s opinion of the flight risk is not true and it can be considered noticing the past activities that he has cooperated with the probe agency as and when summoned.
Sushen Mohan was arrested by the agency under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The probe agency claimed that Sushen Mohan has in his possession some e payment details in the Rs. 3,600 crore purchase deal of AgustaWestland VVIP choppers.