NEW DELHI: The Delhi High court on Wednesday asked the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to file a reply in a plea made by lobbyist Deepak Talwar’s son Aditya Talwar in a money laundering case against him related to alleged irregularities in the Indian aviation sector during the United Progressive Alliance government.
The court also asked Aditya Talwar to go to a special court to challenge the non-bailable warrant issued against him. The next date of hearing is on May 17.
The ED was represented by lawyers DP Singh and Amit Mahajan, while Aditya Talwar was represented by Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal.
The Rouse Avenue court had last week dismissed the bail application of corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar. While taking cognizance of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) charge sheet, the court had also issued a non-bailable warrant against his son Aditya Talwar, who has also been made an accused in the charge sheet.
Special Judge Anuradha Shukla Bhardwaj had issued a production warrant against DeepakTalwar, who is currently lodged in Tihar Jail.
Deepak Talwar's role in some aviation deals during the previous Congress-led United Progressive Alliance's regime at the Centre is under scanner. Talwar was booked by the ED and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in criminal cases of corruption, while the Income Tax Department charged him with tax evasion, PTI has reported.
Deepak Talwar has been accused of having obtained undue favours for the private airlines using his contacts. It was also alleged that he had acted as a middleman to favour foreign private airlines, causing huge loss to national carrier Air India.
The probe agency arrested corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar when he landed in India in February.