New Delhi, Jan 7 (UNI) The Supreme Court today directed Suresh Nanda, accused of illegally bringing over Rs 100 crore of foreign exchange into the country and investing the same in his business, to furnish details of his foreign visit such as which places he wanted to visit, when and why.
A bench comprising Justices G P Mathur and Aftab Alam issued the directions on the petition of Suresh Nanda, son of former Navy Chief S M Nanda.
Suresh Nanda is an arms dealer and his son Sanjeev Nanda is the main accused in the BMW case, in which seven persons were mowed down by him while driving his BMW in Delhi in 1999 allegedly under the influence.
Additional Solicitor General Amarender Saran, however, opposed the application of Suresh Nanda on the grounds that the charges against him were very serious and he may try to tamper with the evidence during his foreign visit.
Senior counsel Mukul Rohatagi, appearing for the petitioner, however, contended that the case was registered in October 2006 and since then investigation had not been completed even after lapse of over 15 months. Letter rogatory was sent by the CBI eight months ago, he added.
At this the court directed the CBI to complete the investigation at the earliest and fixed January 15 for further orders.
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