A Delhi court today extended the judicial custody of Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, till 17th of October in a money laundering case related to a bank loan fraud.
Special Judge Anuradha Shukla Bhardwaj passed the order after Puri was produced before it and the Enforcement Directorate said that if released, he may tamper with the evidence.
The bank had claimed that the company and its directors forged and fabricated documents to induce the Central Bank of India to release funds.
ED had arrested Puri on August 20. The court had on September 3 sent him to judicial custody in the case after his 14-day custodial interrogation ended.
Puri is also in the judicial custody in another money laundering case related to AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam.