[Nagrik Apurti Nigam Scam] Supreme Court issues notice on ED's plea challenging bail allowed to accused

  • Gautam Mishra
  • 05:19 PM, 03 Dec 2021

The Supreme Court has today issued notice in Enforcement Directorate's (ED) plea seeking cancellation of bail granted by the Chhattisgarh High Court to IAS officers accused in the Nagrik Apurti Nigam (NAN) scam.

A bench of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli directed the respondents to file their counter to the writ petition.

Senior Advocates Mukul Rohatgi and Abhishek Manu Singhvi appearing for the respondents objected to the petition, and have been directed to file their counter in the plea.

Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta appearing for ED requested the bench to keep the matters for arguments, stating that the matters would need arguments.

The plea has been filed seeking cancellation of anticipatory bail allowed by the Chhattisgarh High Court stating that the chargesheet has been filed, however, no recovery has been done and no departmental enquiry has been initiated.

The High Court while allowing bail to Anil Tuteja and Alok Shukla noted, "In the event of arrest of the Applicants in connection with the aforesaid crime/ECIR case, they shall be released on anticipatory bail on each of them furnishing a personal bond in the sum of Rupees Ten lakhs with two solvent sureties each for a sum of Rupees Five lakhs to the satisfaction of the Arresting Officer/Presiding Officer of the concerned Trial Court."

Cause Title: Directorate of Enforcement Vs. State of Chhattisgarh