ED files chargesheet in phone tapping case, chargesheet filed against Chitra Ramakrishna and others

Pankaj Prasad
Enforcement Directorate
Enforcement Directorate

A charge sheet was filed against him in a Delhi court on Friday.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested former NSE chief Chitra Ramakrishna, its former managing director Ravi Narayan and former Mumbai Police commissioner Sanjay Pandey in a money laundering case related to alleged illegal phone tapping and espionage of National Stock Exchange (NSE) employees. A charge sheet was filed against him in a Delhi court on Friday. The over 2,000-page charge sheet was filed before special judge Sunaina Sharma, in which Pandey's company Isec Services Pvt Ltd has also been named as an accused in the phone tapping case.

Judicial custody to Narayan till September 21: The judge said, "Ahmad (court officer) is directed to examine the documents from the list filed along with the complaint." The court sent Narayan to judicial custody till September 21. Gave. Earlier, he was produced before the judge at the end of his two-day custodial interrogation. The judge also directed the jail superintendent to provide some medicines to Narayan during the period of his custody as per the doctor's advice.

ED's Special Public Prosecutor N K Matta told the court that the accused was not required for further interrogation in the case, following which the court issued the directions. The court said that according to the ED, top officials of NSE, including the accused named in the chargesheet, had allowed Isec to earn money from illegal activities under the guise of awarding a contract for 'study of cyber vulnerabilities'.

The ED said it was only with the help of Chitra Ramakrishna, Narayan and other top NSE officials that Isec could earn an amount of Rs 4.54 crore and it was said to be white money earned from a legitimate source. The ED had in July registered an ECIR (Enforcement Case Information Report) against former Mumbai Police commissioner Sanjay Pandey and former NSE chiefs in connection with alleged phone taps of employees between 2009 and 2017. Pandey and Chitra Ramakrishna were arrested in this case in July this year. Narayan was arrested by the agency on Tuesday.