A special court here has agreed to serving of fresh summons on chairman of Emaar Properties PJSC, Dubai, Mohamed Ali Rashed Alabbar, second accused in one of the charge-sheets filed by the CBI , through Interpol.

Admitting a petition filed by the CBI seeking issuance of fresh summons to be served on Mr. Alabbar with three months validity, the special court has agreed to issue summons with January 31 as the date of appearance of the accused before it.

The CBI has explained in its petition that the summons issued by the court for the first time with two months’ validity were returned by the Ministry of External Affairs (MoEF) stating that three months validity was necessary to take the help of Interpol. Once the summons were sent to the Interpol through the MoEF, the international police organisation would serve the same on the accused individual asking him to appear before the designated court by the given time, sources in the CBI said. If the individual fails to attend the court, similar summons would be served a few more times before issuing the warrant for his arrest.

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