DHFL: SC Asks AIIMS To Examine Health of Ex-CMD Kapil Wadhawan, Seeks Report within a Week
IANS 03 November 2022
The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the director of the AIIMS Delhi to form a team of doctors to examine the health of former Dewan Housing Finance Ltd (DHFL) CMD (chairman and managing director) Kapil Wadhawan, accused of money laundering in the multi-crore Yes Bank fraud case, and sought a report within a week.
Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, representing Mr Wadhawan, submitted before a bench comprising justices KM Joseph and Hrishikesh Roy that his client has undergone five surgeries and sought his immediate release on medical grounds. Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, representing the Enforcement Directorate (ED), said he can be looked after in jail and opposed granting bail to Mr Wadhawan.
The ED arrested Kapil Wadhawan and his brother Dheeraj Wadhawan under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), after registration of a CBI (central bureau of investigation)  FIR (first information report).
Mr Rohatgi pressed that his client is entitled to go for treatment of his choice and requires constant medical attention which is not possible in jail.
Noting that it is trying to balance both claims, the bench said, "We feel that the applicant must be taken immediately and examined by doctors of various disciplines on the basis of medical reports."
It added that to facilitate a proper report, the director of AIIMS should constitute a team of doctors required to carry out evaluation and a report should be submitted in the court within a week.
The apex court has scheduled the matter for further hearing on 10th November.
CBI had registered the case in connection with alleged suspicious loans granted by Yes Bank and the quid pro quo between its co-promoter Rana Kapoor and the Wadhawan brothers.
The investigation agencies have alleged that Rs3,700 crore was invested by Yes Bank in short-term non-convertible debentures of DHFL between April and June 2018.
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2 years ago
looks like all these people are living a lavish life also inside the prison and do not have to worry about the money laundering which they have done.Their properties and family ill gotten wealth of investors and also money siphoned overseas should be recovered to do the payment of retail investors.Looks like they are having Z+ security and also have the blessings of the people in govt who are the beneficiaries as mentioned by saharaaj.This applies to all of the money laundererers.
Which politician is honest and not laundered tax payers money in india atleast .Every one have looted india and become rich similar to what other raiders of india did
2 years ago
he may be in 5 star hospital or at Lonawal celebrating birthday with blessing of home minister and home secretary
2 years ago
Amazing how crooks like Kapil Wadhawan and their ilk enjoy perfect health till they are arrested, and then develop all sorts of complications!!
2 years ago
Lawyers representing corrupt people if convicted should be taken to task and debarred from appearing in court for the next ten years as a punishment since they are know to delay the matter and also twist the matter.
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