Out of jail on bail, Vishnu Agrawal, an accused in a money laundering case, wants to go to China for business purposes. 

Toward this end, he who is a heavy gun in the real estate business has sought permission from the PMLA special court in Ranchi. Agrawal had filed a petition seeking clearance from the court.

The PMLA special court Judge Rajiv Ranjan heard his plea opposed by the ED whose counsel sought time to respond. Agrawal’s advocate Vikrant Sinha appealed for permission on behalf of his client Vishnu Agrawal and submitted that he needs to go to China for business purposes. 

Sinha appealed before the judge to order the completion of the process to hand over his passport and other documents to Vishnu Agrawal so that he could go there. 

Special Public Prosecutor Ramit Shatendra who argued for the ED informed the court that the charges of the money laundering case slapped on the accused Vishnu Agrawal have to be framed. As such, he can not be allowed to go abroad. 

Jharkhand High Court on January 12 1,2024 had granted bail to Vishnu Agrawal, a well-known businessman in Ranchi. Agrawal was directed to submit two bail bonds of Rs one lakh each to gain the benefit of the bail. 

Records show that Agrawal was arrested by the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) on August 1, 2023, after questioning him for about six and a half hours in the Ranchi land scam case. ED had him after questioning him for about 6:30 hours in the Ranchi land scam case. 

Earlier a total of 13 people including IAS Chhavi Ranjan have been arrested in the case. In the same land scam case Jharkhand cadre (IAS) Chhavi Ranjan had been arrested. 

Both Ranjan and Agrawal were in jail. With bail granted by the Jharkhand High Court, Agrawal is expected to come out of the high walls of Birsa Munda jail soon. 

Now, Agrawal has to wait for the PMLA special court’s verdict to decide whether he will or will not go to China.


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