Rakhee Kapoor-Tandon, the daughter of jailed banker Rana Kapoor has filed a petition before the Bombay High Court (HC) seeking exemption from in-person appearance before the trial court.

Kapoor-Tandon who is a non-resident Indian (NRI) and a resident of the United Kingdom has expressed her inability to travel to India owing to restrictions imposed due of Covid-19 pandemic, the plea stated.

On September 2, a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court rejected Kapoor-Tandon’s plea seeking exemption from personal appearance.

“… the petitioner is a NRI, residing permanently outside India since 2016. At present, she is a resident of London, residing with her two minor children. The petitioner is unable to travel in view of various travel restrictions imposed by Govt. of UK, Govt. of India, civil aviation department and other agencies in the prevailing Covid-19 factors,”

The petitioner through the plea filed by her counsel Vijay Aggarwal has also appealed that her application be considered as she hasn’t been chargesheeted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in its recently filed supplementary chargesheet in the

scam. “…no specific allegations regarding laundering against the petitioner in ED complaints,”it adds.

Last week, a special CBI court here observing that Kapoor’s family members including his wife and two daughters are ‘beneficiary’ of the fraud caused to Yes Bank Ltd (YBL) and have caused a wrongful loss of Rs 4,000…

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