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Madras HC quashes ED case against former Union Minister  Jagatharakshakan

- November 17, 2022

Chennai, Nov 17 (BPNS)

A division of the Madras High Court quashed a money laundering case against former Union Minister and DMK leader, Jagatharakshakan. The court comprising Justices P.N. Prakash and R.M.T. Teeka Raman allowed a writ petition filed by the DMK leader and quashed the Information Report of the ED (EDIR) which was registered on June 12, 2020, on the basis of two FIRs that the CB-CID  booked against him.

Jagatharakshakan, Member of Parliament from Arkonam constituency was booked for allegedly usurping properties belonging to Chrome Leather company.

The Division bench in its order said that a single bench of the Madras High Court had canceled the two FIRs registered by the CB- CID and as per a Supreme Court judgment in the Vijay Madanlal Choudhary case, the ED will not be able to proceed with its EDIR.

The division bench agreed with the senior counsel Manishankar representing Jagatharakashakan and said that as a court of law had quashed a case related to the FIR registered, the ED could not be allowed to proceed further.