Supreme Court agrees to hear plea challenging Delhi HC's order granting interim bail to Raghav Magunta

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Raghav was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in February 2023 in connection with the Delhi Liquor Policy Scam case.

A vacation bench of the Supreme Court today agreed to hear the Enforcement Directorate's appeal challenging the interim bail granted to MP Magunta Srinivasulu’s son Raghav Magunta in the Delhi liquor scam case.

Yesterday a vacation bench of Delhi High Court had granted 15 days interim bail to Magunta, son of YSR Congress Party MP, to take care of his grandmother, who was in the ICU in Nellore.

ASG SV Raju appeared before a Supreme Court bench of Justices Aniruddha Bose and Rajesh Bindal today seeking urgent listing of the ED's appeal against bail granted to Magunta.

"Regular bail has been rejected by the trial court, another bail sought in connection of wife's health was also rejected. High Court has given 15 days of interim bail in a PMLA matter...for the grandson.. no one is allowed in ICU too.. I'm asking for stay..", the ASG submitted.

Justice Aniruddha Bose told the ASG that stay could not be granted without hearing the other side. However, the court agreed to hear the appeal tomorrow, on the ASG's request.

Senior Advocate Vikas Pahwa had appeared for Magunta before the Delhi High Court, seeking a 6 week interim bail.

"I am a grandson I can look after my grandmother. My regular bail is listed for consideration on July 26...", Pahwa had told the High Court.

In reply, the ASG had said, "Nowadays, everyone is falling in the bathroom and filing for an interim bail. It has become a series...3 cases in the last one week."

Justice Chandra Dhari Singh had refused to accept the ASG's submission and said, "Mr. Raju if the grandson is interested in taking care of their grandmother..... is a thing in the Indian Society."

Last month, a Delhi court had dismissed Magunta’s interim bail plea, stating that he was being prosecuted for money laundering which was a serious economic offence.