February 6, 2023

Fertiliser Scam: Delhi court docket denies bail to RJD MP Amarendra Dhari Singh. (Representational)

New Delhi:

A Delhi court docket on Wednesday dismissed the bail utility of RJD Rajya Sabha MP Amarendra Dhari Singh, arrested in reference to a cash laundering case linked to an alleged fertiliser rip-off.

Special Judge Vikas Dhull denied the reduction to Mr Singh, saying the accusations towards him had been severe as he was concerned in cash laundering of round Rs 685 crore.

“Secondly, accused is a sitting Rajya Sabha MP and is also a member of Parliamentary Standing Committee of fertilisers. The present offence pertains to generation of proceeds of crime while committing the offence in the import of fertilisers.

“Therefore, there’s a probability that accused being a strong individual, might affect sure witnesses, who’re working with completely different entities concerned within the import of fertilizers,” the choose mentioned.

The MP and businessman was arrested beneath sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

The case pertains to an alleged fertiliser rip-off linked to the IFFCO and India Potash Limited (IPL), during which the CBI had registered a corruption case final month.

Mr Dhari was said to be the senior vice chairman of a agency concerned within the case, recognized as Jyoti Trading Corporation.

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