CBI continues its aggressive stance in the Delhi liquor scam case. The court asked the concerned authorities to obtain more details from Abhishek Rao, who has already been arrested. CBI produced Abhishek before District Roose Avenue Court on Thursday after three days of custody. However, the authorities explained to the court that Abhishek did not answer some of the questions and that some other pieces of evidence and documents were to be examined and requested to extend the custody for two more days.
On this occasion, CBI explained to the court the notices of Arun Ramachandra Pillai. The CBI counsel brought to the attention of the court that Abhishek had relations with Pillai. He said that if Pillai was given the notice to attend the hearing, he would not be able to come because his daughter was admitted to the hospital. However, Abhishek’s lawyer argued that there was no need to extend the custody.
He said that there is no need for police custody and the case can be tried without custody. They argued that for two days, CBI officials have not conducted any investigation that they are cooperating with the investigation in all ways and therefore there is no need to extend the custody. But, the court rejected this and allowed the custody. CBI officials arrested Abhishek in Hyderabad on Monday. After being brought to Delhi, he was produced in the CBI court.
The officials brought to the attention of the court that they found that Rs. 3.85 crores were received from the Indospirit account into Abhishek’s account. He said that there were no documents related to the transfer of money and that Abhishek had invested the money from two or three accounts in different companies. He mentioned that he has shares in those companies and attended the meetings held in different areas regarding the liquor policy. He asked for five days of custody to get more details regarding the case. But, the court has agreed to three days. After it ended, he was produced in court once again. After hearing both arguments, the court extended the custody for two more days.