Former JK minister Lal Singh sent to 14 days judicial custody in money laundering case
Jammu, Nov 18 (PTI) Former J-K minister Lal Singh, arrested on November 7 by the Enforcement Directorate in an alleged money laundering case, was sent to judicial custody for two weeks by a special court here.
Singh, the chairman of the Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan Party (DSSP), was produced through the virtual mode before Special Judge Bala Jyoti after the expiry of his 12-day ED remand.
“Since the investigation of the case is ongoing and the accused is involved in a serious and non-bailable offence, besides as per IO (Investigation officer), the accused, herein, tried to derail the investigation by not cooperating…
“Moreover, statements of other material witnesses are yet to be recorded, as such, the prayer of the IO is granted and the accused person is remanded to judicial custody for a period of 14 days w.e.f. (with effect from) 18-11-2023 to 01-12-2023),” the court said.
The court directed that Singh be lodged at the district jail in Amphalla, Jammu and asked the IO to expedite the investigation.
“Accused person shall be subjected to regular medical checkup under rules. He has been apprised of his right to engage an advocate to defend him,” the order said.