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Hawala racket in IPL matches: ED get transit remand of accused

Delhi high court

New Delhi: A Delhi court today allowed a plea of Enforcement Directorate (ED) seeking transit remand of an accused arrested here in connection with its probe into alleged multi-crore hawala and money laundering in betting in IPL and international cricket matches.

Mukesh Kumar, who was arrested here yesterday by the ED, was produced before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Ajay Garg where the agency alleged that he was involved in sending money in and outside the country through hawala transactions.

The court allowed the agency’s plea for transit remand of the accused and directed it to produce him before concerned court in Ahmedabad in Gujarat on or before May 25.

“As per the records, allegations against the arrestee are grievous in nature, co-accused are already in custody of ED. In these circumstances, considering the gravity of offence, I hereby grant transit remand of arrestee Mukesh Kumar for two days from today i.e. with effect from May 23 to May 25 with directions to IO Sanjay Kumar to produce the arrestee before the concerned court of Principal and Sessions Judge, Ahmedabad Rural on or before May 25,” the ACMM said.

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