Home / News / India /  Special Court dismisses Chitra Ramkrishna's bail plea on NSE phone tapping-money laundering case

The Rouse Avenue District Court of Delhi on Monday dismissed the bail petition of former National Stock Exchange (NSE) CEO Chitra Ramkrishna, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate(ED).

Special Judge Sunena Sharma today decided to dismiss the bail petition of Chitra Ramkrishna. Earlier the Court had refused to grant bail to the former Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey in the same case.

ED, while opposing the bail plea of Ramkrishna, argued that "investigation is confirmed in the matter and she was directly or indirectly indulging in or knowingly assisted in and was actually involved in all processes or activity connected with the proceeds of crime including its concealment, possession, acquisition or use and further in projecting or claiming it as untainted property."

The ED lawyer had earlier also submitted that it is important to further determine the role of Ramkrishna as well as the role of various other persons who facilitated the offence of money laundering and to determine the entire modus operandi employed for the generation of proceeds of crime and projection thereof as licit payment for 'Periodic Study of Cyber Vulnerabilities' of NSE, it said.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has recently registered a fresh FIR in the NSE Co-Location Case over the allegations of phone tapping.

Following the orders of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a case in the alleged National Stock Exchange (NSE) co-location scam that involved the phone tapping of NSE employees.

The FIR mentioned the names of former NSE Chief Chitra Ramakrishna, Ravi Narain and former Mumbai Commissioner Sanjay Pandey for allegedly tapping the phones of NSE officials and other irregularities.

The FIR mentioned the names of former NSE Chief Chitra Ramakrishna, Ravi Narain and former Mumbai Commissioner Sanjay Pandey for allegedly tapping the phones of NSE officials and other irregularities.

Pandey is the 1986-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer who retired from service on June 30. During the investigation, it was found that Pandey is closely related to the functioning and activities of a company called iSec Securities Pvt. Ltd. The company had conducted a security audit of NSE around the time the alleged co-location irregularities have taken place. The company was incorporated by Pandey in March 2001 and he quit as its director in May 2006. His son and mother took over the charge of the company.

It has been alleged that illegal phone tapping of NSE employees was done between 2009-17.

*With inputs from agencies

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