PMLA: Supreme Court agrees to review two aspects from July 27 verdict India News – Times of India

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has agreed to reconsider its July 27 judgment upholding certain powers of the Enforcement Directorate relating to arrest, investigation and attachment of property. PMLA act.
The top court has also sought a response from the Center in this matter.
A bench headed by CJI NV Ramana said prima facie two issues- non-providing of Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR), and denial of presumption of innocence (bail, not jail) required reconsideration.

In its July 27 judgment, the apex court had held that it is not mandatory for the accused to provide the information report of the enforcement matter; ECIR is an internal document of ED and cannot be compared with FIR.

Senior advocates Kapil Sibal and AM Singhvi said that the entire judgment needs to be considered. However, the top court clarified two issues which would be considered under review. Solicitor Mehta Tushar Mehta submitted that review is contrary to a writ petition, not all issues can be reviewed.
The court has accepted an application by Congress MP Karti Chidambaram seeking an open court hearing on his plea to review the apex court’s decision last month.
(with inputs from agencies)