NEW DELHI: After initiating investigation under forex rules against controversial defence consultant Sanjay Bhandari, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has now slapped criminal charges of money laundering against him.
The fresh trouble for Bhandari comes amidst reports that he has left the country after Delhi Police booked him for alleged violation of the Official Secrets Act (OSA) last year.
ED officials said the agency has booked Bhandari and some of his associates under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after taking congnisance of the FIR filed at the Parliament Street police station.
Delhi Police has tasked its crime branch to probe the case.
The Enforcement Directorate, the officials said, will soon issue summons to Bhandari to appear before the investigating officer (IO) of the case.
However, it is reported that the defence consultant has left the country and has not replied to the Delhi Police summons till now. (AGENCIES)