In Terror Funding Case, Court Reserves Order On Probe Agencies Plea

District Judge reserved order on ED’s plea to quiz businessmen Naval Kishore Kapoor.

New Delhi: 

A Delhi court will pronounce next week its order on whether to allow Enforcement Directorate to quiz a UAE-based businessman, arrested by the NIA and currently in judicial custody, in a terror-funding case also involving Lashkar-e-Taiba chief and 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed.

District Judge Poonam A Bamba reserved order on ED’s plea to quiz businessmen Naval Kishore Kapoor for September 11.

During a brief hearing on Thursday, ED’s special public prosecutor Nitesh Rana told the court that Naval Kishore Kapoor was required for interrogation and recording of his statement in a money laundering case, being probed by ED in connection with the present matter.

The NIA arrested Naval Kishore Kapoor on July 26 and he is presently lodged in Tihar central jail.

The ED had interrogated a Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Watali, a co-accused in the case, during an investigation in the matter under the provisions of Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) for allegedly receiving funds from abroad.

In it’s application, moved through advocate A R Aditya, the ED told the court, “Watali had mobilised huge amount of funds in the guise of foreign remittance from unknown sources in India through/in association with one of his old associates Kapoor.” 

“It is crucial to record the statement of the accused as the money laundering case is being investigated,” it said.

According to the NIA, Naval…

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