Mondal will be in ED custody till March 10, following which he will be presented at the Rouse Avenue Court in New Delhi. The central agency sources said that during these 48 hours, their sleuths want to make as much progress as possible about the course of interrogation.
“Statements given by Mondal in the face of interrogation will be crucial for the agency’s counsel to present his argument at the court on March 10 by virtue of which a prayer might be made for further extension of his custody. Hence, in that process video-recording of the entire interrogation process will become crucial.
It is learnt that a team of six top officials of ED in the ranks and special directors and additional directors has been constituted for the purpose of Mondal’s interrogation for the next 48 hours.
The team will be led by ED’s special director Sonia Narang, a 2002- batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the Karnataka cadre, source said.
It is learnt that the ED officers will corroborate the statement given by Mondal in the next 48 hours with the statements given by others questioned earlier in connection with the scam like Mondal’s bodyguard Sehgal Hossain, his chartered accountant Manish Kothari, Border Security Force (BSF) commandant Satish Kumar and most importantly the scam kingpin Enamul Haque.