CLARIFICATION TO MEDIA IN CONNECTION WITH THE EXTRADITION MATTER OF SHRI SANJAY CHAUDHARY (AN ACCUSED IN A CBI CASE); AND DEPORTATION OF SHRI ANIL BASTAWADE

Press Release
New Delhi , 01.02.2013

            Reports are being telecast in section of the media alleging that CBI has 'failed' to extradite from the UAE, Shri Sanjay Chaudhary, an accused in a case probed by the CBI.

 

            2. The news reports are not based on facts; and, allegations made therein are incorrect and baseless.

 

            3. The factual position is as under:-

           

  •             Shri Sanjay Chaudhary is an accused in a case probed by CBI, and chargesheet was filed against him & others on 12.11.2010 in the Court of Special Judge(CBI Cases), Ranchi. A Non-Bailable Warrant of Arrest was issued against him by the Court of Special Judge, CBI cases on 29.9.2011 for not responding to summons. Thereafter, a Red Corner Notice through Interpol was issued against Shri Sanjay Chaudhary on 14.10. 2011. On the basis of Red Corner Notice, it was communicated to CBI on 31.10.2011, that Shri Chaudhary has been detained by the UAE authorities. As per law and laid-down procedures, a request to extradite Shri Chaudhary was made immediately, and, supporting documents required for the extradition have also been provided to UAE through India's Consulate on 17.11.2011. The extradition proceedings are being pursued through legal and diplomatic channels, and as per law.

     

                Therefore, it is totally incorrect to state that CBI has 'failed' to extradite the accused. Extradition is a legal process governed by laws and procedures of two nations, and the same is underway

     

  •             Regarding the case of Shri Anil Adinath Bastawade, Interpol's NCB, India got issued a Red Corner Notice in October, 2012 on the request of the Enforcement Directorate. Shri Bastawade was detained by the Indonesian authorities in January, 2013 and the same was communicated to the Enforcement Directorate immediately by NCB, India. He was brought to India on 29.01.2013.

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