In the case related to the Pearls group scam where NS Bhangoo is accused of swindling ₹45,000 crore from over five crore investors in different states, a Delhi Court directed the investigating agency to conduct an investigation under audiovisuals CCTV surveillance and permit the presence of the advocate for the Applicant/Accused throughout his interrogation by the CBI.
Special Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal also said that it appears that custodial interrogation of the above-accused persons would be required to elicit important leads as well as for determining the detailed modus operandi adopted by the accused persons in the present case and to work out the entire ramifications of the alleged larger conspiracy between these accused persons and other accused persons.
The CBI on December 23, arrested M.K. Mahajan and 10 other people in connection with the 45000 crores Ponzi scheme. The Court on December 23 sent them to CBI remand for 2 days. CBI will produce them again before the court today.
Advocate Vijay Aggarwal along with Advocates Rhythm Aggarwal and Saurav Chaudhary appearing one of the accused in the case submitted before the court that in order to achieve a fair investigation it is crucial that the directions laid down by the Supreme Court in the Paramvir Singh case are strictly followed.
As per the direction, the interrogation conducted by the CBI has to be conducted under CCTV surveillance.