HC gives relief to IAS officer, stays framing of charges by ED in Jagan case
THE HANS INDIA |
Feb 02,2018 , 11:45 AM IST
Senior IAS officer Adityanath Das can rejoice temporarily after the Hyderabad High Court restrained the special ED Court not to frame charges against him for four weeks, and also granted exemption from appearing before the trial court.
The officer is an accused in a case registered by the Enforcement Directorate in the disproportionate assets case pertaining to YSR Congress President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
The interim order was passed by Justice Shameem Akther after hearing a plea filed by Das seeking to quash the case registered against him.
The counsel appearing for the petitioner pointed out that the ED complaint was taken into consideration by the special court for hearing without verifying the evidence in the case adding that no evidence was shown with regard to allegations that the officer had committed crime under Section 3 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.