C.M. Raveendran, further personal secretary to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, on Thursday appeared on the Kochi workplace of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning. He had earlier averted showing before the ED on “health grounds.” His interrogation was persevering with late into the night.
Meanwhile, the Kerala High Court on Thursday dismissed Mr. Raveendran’s petition difficult the summons issued by the ED directing him to seem on December 17 before it.
Dismissing the petition, Justice V.G. Arun discovered substantial pressure within the preliminary objection concerning maintainability of the petition raised by the Additional Solicitor General showing for the ED.
The Additional Solicitor General contended that the petition was untimely since mere issuance of summons below Section 50 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act didn’t give rise to any reason for motion.
The court docket noticed that an individual issued with summons was certain to attend in individual or by means of authorised brokers, because the officer issuing the summons directs, and was certain to state the reality on any topic with respect to which he was examined or makes statements and to supply such paperwork as may be required.
The court docket identified that there was no foundation for the apprehension that the petitioner could be compelled to present statements in opposition to his will inasmuch because the date for look was modified by the ED on three events, acceding to the request made by the petitioner.