A Delhi court today fixed February 19 to pronounce order on lawyer Gautam Khaitan's bail plea who was sent to judicial custody in a fresh case of alleged possession and laundering of black money.
In an elaborate hearing, Special Judge Arvind Kumar heard both the parties where the Enforcement directorate opposed his bail plea and said that it be given more time to question him.
The agency contended that Special Judge Khaitan, who is also an accused in Agusta Westland VVIP chopper scam, was a serial offender.
Special Judge Khaitan was placed under arrest on January 25 by the agency under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The Income Tax Department had earlier carried out searches against Special Judge Khaitan in this new case filed under the anti-black money law.
Special Judge Khaitan had been arrested by the ED and the CBI a few years ago in connection with their probe in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland case.