Aarti Singhal was arrested by the SFIO on March 21, 2022 and was produced in a special court in Dwarka on March 22, 2022.
Singhal was arrested by SFIO on March 21, 2022
Special Court of Delhi, Bhushan Power and Steel Limited (BPSL) has granted bail to former director Aarti Singhal in a fraud case of Rs 5,500 crore. The investigation of the case Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) Has been doing. Singhal was arrested by the SFIO on March 21, 2022 and was produced in a special court in Dwarka on March 22, 2022. Special Judge Sumit Das, passing the order on March 28, observed that no independent role of Aarti Singhal has been brought on record by the SFIO, except that she has signed a check jointly with her husband or a demand draft to the bank. (DD) has issued instructions to issue.
The court also observed that Aarti Singhal should be given the benefit of special status to a woman under the provisions of section 437 and section 212(6) of the Companies Act, 2013, taking into account her role of being a passive woman director. .
Bail granted on personal bond of Rs 10 lakh
According to ANI news, keeping in view the provision for Section 212(6) of the Companies Act providing special benefits to women, the role of Aarti Singhal and the three other accused persons in the case, the Supreme Court has not taken any coercive steps. The order of the court was taken into account. After the accused satisfies the triple test prescribed for grant of bail, the court granted bail to Aarti on furnishing a personal bond of Rs.10,00,000.
In addition, the court ordered Aarti Singhal to attend the SFIO’s office daily for the next 20 working days. After that, for the next two weeks, he ordered to appear in the SFIO office thrice a week and after that twice for the next two weeks.
Advocates Vijay Aggarwal and Yash Agarwal appeared for Aarti Singhal. They argued that Aarti Singhal is a housewife and senior citizen of 61 years and was not involved in the day-to-day affairs of the company. Advocate Vijay Aggarwal further argued that Arti Singhal acted as a signatory in banks apart from merely signing documents and cheques, which was done on the advice of professionals appointed by the company. Being a housewife, she was not aware of the affairs of the company.
Further, Advocate Vijay Aggarwal also submitted that the Supreme Court had directed the SFIO not to take any coercive step against Aarti Singhal’s husband Sanjay Singhal and other two co-accused in the matter investigated by the SFIO.
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