New Delhi: Arms dealer Suresh Nanda, his son and two other accused on Monday pleaded before the Delhi High Court that they should be released on bail as CBI’s claim that they tampered with an income tax report was baseless.
The accused also questioned the legality of the CBI’s move to intercept their telephonic conversations with each other.
“It is to be confirmed whether proper sanction were taken before intercepting the calls,” senior advocate Arun Jaitley, appearing for Nanda, contended before Justice S. Murlidhar.
It was also submitted that the allegations, made by the investigating agency, of tampering with the report to be submitted in the Income-Tax department was unreasonable as the report had already been submitted two weeks before Nanda met the IT officer.
Nanda, his son Sanjeev -- also an accused in the BMW hit-and-run case -- his chartered accountant Bipin Shah and Income Tax deputy director (investigation) Ashutosh Verma were arrested by the CBI on March 8 from a Mumbai hotel.
The CBI alleged Nanda bribed public servants to manipulate income tax records. PTI