New Delhi, November 17 (Language) The Supreme Court will hear the petition of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence in February next year. The petition challenges the 2019 order of the Bombay High Court. In the order, letters rogatory sent to Singapore and other countries during the investigation related to Adani group companies for alleged overvaluation of coal imported from Indonesia were cancelled.
The top court may consider the latest reply filed by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in the case.
It is noteworthy that on October 17, 2019, the High Court had canceled all the letters rogatory sent by DRI to Singapore and other countries in the ongoing investigation against Adani Group companies for alleged overvaluation of coal imports from Indonesia.
A bench headed by then Chief Justice SA Bobde had issued notices to Adani Enterprises Limited and others while hearing the DRI’s appeal filed in January 2020.
The bench had then said, “There will be an interim stay on the implementation of the final judgment and order of the High Court dated October 17, 2019, till further orders.”
The top court, while hearing the appeal of DRI, took note of the arguments of the Additional Solicitor General.
It was stated in the plea that certain questions were decided in another case and some of them would be relevant while deciding the present appeal against the order of the High Court.
A bench of Justice A S Oka and Justice Pankaj Mittal had ordered on October 10, “…this special leave petition will be heard along with SLP (CRL) No. 4821/2023. Both the cases will be placed before the appropriate bench.
Now both the cases will be heard together on February 6, 2024.
Language Raman Ajay