Court extends custody of man accused of cheating by portraying himself to be close to politicians

Updated: Jun 9 2023 10:27PM

New Delhi, Jun 9 (PTI) A court here on Friday extended by four days the custodial interrogation of a man arrested in a money-laundering case related to allegedly cheating people crores of rupees by portraying himself to be close to politicians, ministers as well as the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

Special Judge Shailender Malik sent accused Sanjay Prakash Rai to further custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) till June 13.

"Having considered the submissions at bar and having gone through the averments of remand papers, as noted above, the accused was given earlier for seven days' police custody with ED. Taking into consideration the steps taken during this period of police custody and the grounds for which police remand is sought, without commenting much on the merits of the matter as the investigation is at initial stages, four days' more police remand of the accused is given with the ED," the judge said.