Special Judge M K Nagpal directed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to provide Singh’s lawyer with a copy of the supplementary charge sheet, acknowledging that arguments on his bail application would occur on December 6.
During Monday’s proceedings, the ED submitted an application stating that the names of protected witnesses were mistakenly mentioned in the supplementary charge sheet and requested the court to seal the relevant portions. The court granted permission for the removal of such details and scheduled arguments for December 6, directing the file to be sealed until then.
The ED had filed a supplementary prosecution complaint against Singh and his alleged associate Sarvesh Mishra on the past Saturday in the excise policy scam case.
Singh accused the central probe agency of leaking charge sheet details to the media during the hearing. Despite the ED’s request to keep it in a sealed cover, Singh highlighted that media outlets had already reported the information. The judge reviewed a news article provided by Singh and noted that the details were not new but extracted from previously filed agency remand papers.
Sanjay Singh was arrested by the anti-money laundering agency on October 4, with the ED alleging his pivotal role in formulating and implementing the now-defunct policy, benefiting specific liquor entities for financial considerations. Singh has consistently denied these allegations.
(With agency inputs)