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ED OBJECTS TO FILING OF CLOSURE REPORT IN JET AIRWAYS CHEATING CASE

Lawstreet Journal 30 Jun 2020 2:08am

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED), India’s economic intelligence agency which keeps a check on compliance and breach of economic laws has opposed Mumbai Police’s decision of filing a closure report in a case of cheating registered against the airline Jet Airways, and its promoter Naresh Goyal and his spouse.

Naresh Goyal is a London based businessman. He started Jet Airways in 1993 with the initial round of funding for the airline. ED stated that the police officials did not consider crucial facts of the case and has filed an application of intervention before the court. 

The airline and its promoters Goyal and his wife were booked in February 2020 on charges of Cheating under section 415 and Criminal Breach of Trust under section 405 in the Indian Penal Code, 1860. The complaint was filed in the MRA Marg Police station by Mumbai-based agency Akbar Travels India Pvt Ltd alleging that they were cheated of Rs. 46 crores by the accused.

However, in the closure report filed by Mumbai police more than a month later, it was stated that no evidence was found to probe the case further. In its application, the ED has stated that police did not consider material facts that were crucial in establishing the case against Goyals.

Akbar Travels has also decided to challenge the closure report in the court. Its counsel Advocate Dharmesh Joshi said-

"The report by the city police seemed to have been filed without any proper investigation. No investigation has been done on our allegations of personal assurances by… Continue Reading...


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