Land for job PMLA case: Court dismisses bail plea of businessman Amit Katyal | India News

NEW DELHI: The Rouse Avenue Court on Wednesday dismissed the regular bail application of businessman Amit Katyal. He is charge-sheeted accused in the Land for Job money laundering case.
On April 30, the Court had declined to extend his interim bail. He was granted interim bail in February this year. The court had asked him to surrender before the jail authorities on May 1.
Special CBI Judge Vishal Gogne on Wednesday dismissed the bail application of Amit Katyal.The bail order is yet to be uploaded.
Bihar’s former CM Rabri Devi and her two daughters have been charge-sheeted along with others by the Directorate of Enforcement (ED).
Earlier, the court had disposed of the plea seeking an extension of interim bail with direction to accused Amit Katyal to surrender before the Superintendent, Central Jail by 5.00 pm on May 1, 2024.
While disposing of the plea, the court had questioned the conduct of the ED recording statements of treating doctors of private hospital. The court said, “If there are any lessons to be learned from history, it would be observed that ‘strong’ leaders, laws and agencies generally
come back to bite the very citizens they vow to protect.”
The court had remarked, “The use of section 50 by the ED against the law-abiding doctors of private hospitals is a contemporary contribution to this perception. Such negation of the intended purpose of strict legislation is required to be avoided by the investigation agencies and consciously monitored by the courts.”
The court had also asked the Director ED to ensure that officers of the agency are well aware of the right to privacy.
“Thus, the Director, ED is mandated to ensure that the officers of the agency are well versed with the exposition of section 50 PMLA in Vijay Madanlal, the right to privacy explained in Puttaswamy and also the guidelines of the National Medical Commission,” the court said in the order.
The court had further said that the doctors are also required to be aware. “Correspondingly, the medical practitioners, under the aegis of the National Medical Commission, may equally be required to be aware of the intersectionality in order that they may balance their requirements towards medical ethics with obligations to assist criminal investigations or court proceedings,” the court had said.

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