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Delhi HC allows Chandraswami to go abroad
January 31, 2008 11:46 IST
The Delhi High Court on Thursday allowed the plea of controversial godman Chandraswami alias Nemi Chand Jain, who is facing prosecution in twelve Foreign Exchange Regulation Act cases, to travel abroad.
A bench of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul dismissed the Enforcement Directorate's plea that the accused, if permitted to go abroad, may not come back to face trial in the country.
Allowing Chandraswami's plea to visit the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and Mauritius for a period of one month, the court, however, raised the security amount to Rs 10 lakh per case.
Earlier, two trial courts in Delhi had also accorded permission to Chandraswami to go abroad by asking him to deposit Rs 2 lakh as security in the court.