Delhi court dismisses bail plea of cattle smuggling racket kingpin Enamul Haque

Updated: Jun 9 2023 10:21PM

New Delhi, Jun 9 (PTI) A Delhi court on Friday dismissed a default bail plea by Md Enamul Haque, the alleged kingpin of a cross-border cattle smuggling racket, in a money laundering case registered by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the illegal trade.

Special Judge Raghubir Singh refused to grant the relief to 44-year-old Haque, saying there was "no justification at all" for moving such an application at such a belated stage, i.e., more than 15 months after his arrest.

Haque was arrested by the ED in February last year in connection with the money laundering investigation into the smuggling of cattle that takes place across the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal.