New Delhi [India], Apr 17 : A Delhi court will today hear former business partner of arms dealer Abhishek Verma's, accused in the 2006 Naval War Room leak case, plea seeking direct Enforcement Directorate (ED) to file a report on the probe into the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) case allegedly involving him.
C. Edmond Allen, a U.S. citizen, filed the application before Special CBI Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal for direction to the Enforcement Directorate to submit a status report on the investigation into money laundering crime allegedly committed by Verma by using American Express cards in 2004-06 and later paying his bail sureties via Hawala channel in 2008.
The money laundering case against Verma is pending before a different court. In the CBI case, also allegedly involving four former Naval officers, the court is recording prosecution evidence.
All the accused are out on bail in the case. The 2006 Navy War Room leak case involves leakage of over 7,000 pages of sensitive defence information from the Naval War Room and the Air Headquarters.