Supreme Court allows Munjal to travel abroad.
In this post, we will discuss about the case where the Supreme Court allows NR Munjal director of M/s Ind Swift Ltd to travel abroad.
Facts of the case: NR Munjal director of M/s Ind Swift Ltd an accused in the alleged VAT evasion case. A case of cheating and forgery was registered against Munjal by the Vigilance Department. As per the prosecution, the company had a liability of about Rs 5.9 crore but it had paid only Rs 5,000 as VAT. The matter was initially probed by the Vigilance Department and later transferred to the crime branch. In December 2018, Munjal was arrested by the crime branch. He requested to travel to Abu Dhabi for a period of 45 days from July 5 July for the treatment of his wife, who is suffering from a retinal disease since 2017. Munjal submitted that his wife required an alternative line of treatment at the Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi.
Legal Issue: Whether NR Munjal will get permission to travel abroad or not.
Decision of the court: The Supreme Court has allowed NR Munjal, director, M/s Ind Swift Ltd, to travel abroad. Munjal, an accused in the alleged VAT evasion case, had sought permission to travel to Abu Dhabi for a period of 45 days from July 5 July for the treatment of his wife, who is suffering from a retinal disease since 2017.
Conclusion: As per the facts of the case, a senior counsel appearing on behalf of Munjal submitted that the appellant had businesses and factories in India and there could be no apprehension that he would not return to face the trial. Therefore, allowing the petition, the Supreme Court ordered that the passport of the appellant should be returned to him only for the purpose of enabling him to visit Abu Dhabi for the medical treatment of his spouse between July 5 and August 18.
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