The court today took cognisance of the chargesheet and scheduled the next date of hearing on January 3.
According to reports, Dhawan had allegedly aided bank loan frauds related to a Vadodara-based pharma firm, Sterling Biotech.
The ED registered the case against him after taking cognisance of the case filed by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against the pharma firm, its directors and several other persons in connection with the alleged bank fraud case.
On August 25, the ED officials raided Dhawan's office and that of a former Congress MLA Sumesh Shokeen under provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA). (ANI)