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Delhi: Court allows ED to send extradition request to Albania against 2 in money laundering case

ANI | Updated: Mar 19, 2019 23:45 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 19 (ANI): Patiala House Court on Tuesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to send an extradition request to Republic of Albania against the two directors of Gujarat based Pharma firm.
The investigating agency has been probing the money laundering case of Rs 8100 case against Sterling Biotech Ltd.
ED’s counsel Nitesh Rana told the court that as per information from reliable sources, the accused Nitin Jayantilal Sandesara and Chetankumar Jayantilal Sandesara, both directors of Sterling Biotech Ltd (SBL), have obtained the citizenship of Republic of Albania.
Rana also said non-bailable warrants (NBWs) were issued against both earlier this year. Extradition requests needed to be certified from the court.
The court of Additional session Judge Satish Kumar Arora not only allowed ED’s plea of extradition request but also issued fresh NBWs against both the accused, which will be attached with the requests.
The ED had registered the alleged bank fraud case against the firm SBL under sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act          (PMLA). (ANI)