Alka Verma –

Published On: October 26, 2021 at 14:20 IST

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of India observed that there should be fairness in all the Cases including former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh Misappropriation Case.

The Court orally stated that it doesn’t want to comment on “The way in which government is showing interest and there should be fairness”.

“I do not want to make comments but the government (police) is taking much Interest,” stated the CJI.

The Court Stated this while it was Hearing the Bail Application of Shivinder Mohan Singh, who is Accused of Misappropriating around ₹ 2,397 crore of Religare Finvest Ltd Funds.

A Bench comprising Chief Justice NV Ramana and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli also stated that it would like to hand over the Case back to the Delhi High Court for a fresh Consideration.

The Court also stated that the fresh Consideration should not be being influenced by past Judgments and Arguments.

“You go before the Delhi High Court. We will direct the High Court to decide your Case in a time-bound manner. Let the High Court decide this without being influenced by the observations made earlier… Now again Delhi police want four months to conclude the probe. God knows what they want to do…,” stated the Bench.

The Court stated this when Senior Counsel Siddharth Luthra, who was Appearing for Shivinder Singh, stated while on February 9, 2021 Delhi Police submitted that the Investigation related to Shivinder Singh is completed, now they are asking four more months for further Investigation.

However, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was Appearing for Delhi Police, opposed the matter of a fresh Plea in High Court again.

Mehta referred to seriousness of the Scam stating that the amount involved in the Scam is more than ₹1,500 crore.

Howsoever, the Apex Court stated that it does not care about the amount involved and it wants High Court to start dealing with the Plea totally afresh.

Recently, Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) submitted that it needs 4 more months to finish the Investigation.

However, Shivinder’s Counsel stated that there is no need of his Custody as two charge sheets have already been filed.

In May, the Delhi High Court cancelled Shivinder Singh’s Bail given to him by a Trial Court stating that his Detention was necessary for the ongoing Investigation and following this Shivinder moved to Apex Court challenging the order of the Delhi High Court.

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