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PMC Bank scam: Court denies bail to Rakesh Wadhawan

The HDIL promoter had sought bail on health grounds citing the coronavirus outbreak
In this October 14, 2019, file photo, PMC bank customers protest outside the Killa Court on Monday.

PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 17.04.20, 12:10 PM

HDIL promoter Rakesh Wadhawan, currently lodged in jail in connection with the multi-crore rupees Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank scam case, was denied interim bail on Friday by a special courts.

Rakesh Wadhawan, who is in his 60s, had sought bail on health grounds citing the coronavirus outbreak. He has been booked under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

His plea was rejected by special PMLA judge P.P. Rajvaidya.

In his application for interim bail, Rakesh Wadhawan had cited his advanced age and existing illnesses, and said he fears contracting the coronavirus infection in jail.

Housing Development and Infrastructure Ltd (HDIL) Rakesh Wadhawan and his son Sarang are accused, besides several others, in the Rs 4,355-crore PMC Bank scam which surfaced in September last year.

The case is being probe by the Enforcement Directorate, along with the Economic Offences Wing of the Mumbai police.

The case stems from massive loans given by PMC Bank to the now bankrupt HDIL.

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