Justice Sunil Gaur, who rejected Chidambaram's bail plea, appointed as chairman of PMLA Appellate Tribunal, say reports

The government is believed to have appointed Justice Sunil Gaur, who had rejected the bail plea of P Chidambaram in the INX Media case, as chairman of the PMLA Appellate Tribunal.

Press Trust of India August 29, 2019 12:45:48 IST
Justice Sunil Gaur, who rejected Chidambaram's bail plea, appointed as chairman of PMLA Appellate Tribunal, say reports
  • The government is believed to have appointed Justice Sunil Gaur, who had rejected the bail plea of Chidambaram, as chairman of the PMLA Appellate Tribunal.

  • While no government notification or order appointing Gaur as chairman has been made public so far, sources in the know said the appointment has been cleared.

  • Once the formal order comes, he will replace Justice Manmohan Singh who joined as chairman on 22 September 2016, for a three-year term.

New Delhi: The government is believed to have appointed Justice Sunil Gaur, who had rejected the bail plea of former finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media case, as chairman of the PMLA Appellate Tribunal.

Justice Sunil Gaur who rejected Chidambarams bail plea appointed as chairman of PMLA Appellate Tribunal say reports

Former Union minister P Chidambaram. PTI

While no government notification or order appointing Gaur as chairman has been made public so far, sources in the know said the appointment has been cleared.

Once the formal order comes, he will replace Justice Manmohan Singh who joined as chairman on 22 September 2016, for a three-year term.

For LIVE updates on former finance minister P Chidambaram click here

A finance ministry spokesperson did not take calls made to confirm the appointment.

Justice Gaur retired as a Delhi High Court judge on 22 August, two days after he rejected Chidambaram's plea for anticipatory bail and said the former finance minister appeared to be the kingpin in the INX Media case.

Meanwhile, Congress spokesperson and Supreme Court lawyer Brijesh Kalappa said in a tweet, "Which is the only job in the world in which you get highest marks if you copy-paste the answer sheet provided to you? Judgeship BTW Heartfelt congratulations to Justice Sunil Gaur for his appointment as Chairman, Appellate PMLA within a week of his retirement."

In his order on 20 August, Justice Gaur had dismissed Chidambaram's plea to grant him interim protection from arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the INX Media case.

Justice Gaur has heard several high profile cases. He had also passed an order clearing the decks for the prosecution of top Congress leaders, including Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, in the National Herald case.

Justice Gaur was elevated to the Delhi High Court in April 2008. He was designated as a permanent judge in April 2012.

The Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Appellate Tribunal comprises a chairman (who is or has been a Judge of the High Court or Supreme Court) and four members.

Updated Date:

also read

'Such practices require iron-hand handling': Delhi court imposes Rs 2 lakh cost for filing false property case
India

'Such practices require iron-hand handling': Delhi court imposes Rs 2 lakh cost for filing false property case

Additional Senior Civil Judge Kishor Kumar also issued a show cause notice to the litigant asking why a complaint should not be made against him for raising a false claim

'Delhi may face power shortage due to coal crisis,' Arvind Kejriwal in letter to PM Modi seeks intervention
India

'Delhi may face power shortage due to coal crisis,' Arvind Kejriwal in letter to PM Modi seeks intervention

Kejriwal requested the Prime Minister's intervention for adequate coal to be diverted to plants such as Dadri-II and Jhajjar TPS, which are supplying to Delhi

Delhi HC issues notice to Twitter over Rahul Gandhi's post revealing identity of rape victim's relatives
India

Delhi HC issues notice to Twitter over Rahul Gandhi's post revealing identity of rape victim's relatives

The Bench of Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh while issuing the notice to Twitter only made "explicitly clear" that no notice is being issued to other respondents.