New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate Monday opposed the bail plea of Sushen Mohan Gupta, alleged defence agent arrested in the AgustaWestland VVIP choppers scam, saying there was a likelihood of him fleeing the country like 36 businessmen who had criminal cases against them.
The Enforcement Directorate told special judge Arvind Kumar that 36 businessmen, including Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi, have fled from the country in the recent past.
The probe agency’s special public prosecutors DP Singh and NK Matta countered Sushen Mohan’s claim that he had deep roots in the society, saying, “Mallya, Lalit Modi, Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and Sandesara brothers (Sterling Biotech Ltd promoters) had deeper routes in the society yet they left the country. There are such 36 businessmen who fled from the country in the last few years.”
During the argument, ED’s advocate Samvedna Verma told the court that the probe was at a crucial stage and the agency was trying to find out who was “RG” referred in the diaries of Sushen Mohan.
Samvedna Verma also accused Sushen Mohan of influencing the witnesses in the case and told the court that he also tried to destroy the evidence in the case.
The court reserved order on Sushen Mohan’s bail application for April 20.