NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Friday granted bail to former Haryana Chief Minister O P Chautala in an over Rs 6 crore money laundering case, noting that the by Enforcement Directorate (ED) did not arrest him during investigation.
Special judge Kamini Lau granted the relief on an application moved by Chautala after he appeared before the court, which had summoned him as accused on a charge sheet filed by the ED.
The court directed him to furnish a personal bond of Rs 5 lakh and two sureties of like amount.
However, the court put various conditions on the accused, including surrendering his passport before it.
In his application, Chautala said he was not required for custodial interrogation and that the agency itself did not chose to arrest him.
The bail application was opposed by ED’s special public prosecutor N K Matta who said that further examination of the accused was required for identifying the money trail and other suspected beneficiaries in the case.
Chautala is currently serving a 10-year jail term in a separate case related to teachers’ recruitment scam.
The final report has sought Chautala’s prosecution under sections 3 and 4 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). (AGENCIES)