The Delhi High Court rejected the plea filed by Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mahua Moitra concerning the alleged disclosure of “confidential” information from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to the media, in the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) investigation on Friday.
Justice Subramonium Prasad presided over the case and questioned Mahua Moitra’s counsel about the specific prejudicial aspects mentioned in the press reports, on Thursday and then delivered the “Dismissed” verdict on Friday.
Moitra had requested the court to instruct the ED and 19 media houses against “leaking any information, including any confidential, sensitive, unverified/unconfirmed information, to the print/electronic media in relation to the ongoing investigation”.
During the court proceedings, Moitra’s legal representative asserted that she was being “hounded,” emphasizing that information about the summons issued by the federal agency had been publicized by the media even before Moitra was officially notified.
Under the FEMA investigation, ED is scrutinizing transactions associated with a non-resident external (NRE) account, along with other foreign remittances and fund transfers, as per sources.
Moitra, in her petition, expressed concern that the “leakages” about the investigation were adversely affecting her right to a fair and unbiased investigation.


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