New Delhi, Nov 26 (UNI) A city court today deferred hearing of arguments in eight applications of Nemi Chand Jain alias Chandraswamy about permission to go abroad for two months for the purpose of giving some lectures on religious matters and to do Laxmi Mata and Ganesh yagna on the opening of a new company of one of his disciples.
Chandraswamy filed applications before the court of, Additional Chief Metropolitian Magistrate (ACMM) Ajay Kumar Kuhar, on November 20 for permission to go abroad.
Ajay Kumar Vali and Navin Kumar Matta government counsel for enforcement department opposed the applications with filing replies in the court of ACMM (New Delhi).
According to prosecution Chandraswamy is involved in more than ten cases of violation of various provisions of foreign exchange regulation act and offences are punishable with imprisonment upto seven years except in one case where it is up to three years.
Chandraswamy is bound to tamper with that evidence which is abroad and those witnesses are yet to be examined in sew of these prosections, it was contnded.
Moreover, he is evading deposit of the penalty amount imposed upon him by the adjudicating officer in various cases on the ground that he has no source of income to make a pre deposit and despite direction by appellate tribunal has shared to deposit the penalty amount. The outstanding penalty amount against him is more than Rs 9 crore.
In all the matters, the applicant has consistently taken a plea that he does not have even a penny to make a pre deposit of the penalty amount since he does not have any source of income and on the other hand he is asking for permission to go abroad which involves huge expenditure.
ACMM Ajay Kumar Kuhaar after filing a reply on behalf of enforcement department adjourned the matter for December 3 for hearing of argument or counter affidavit.