Judge Sunil Gaur of the Delhi High Court, who rejected Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s bail has been appointed the chairperson of the PMLA Appellate Tribunal.
He retired as a Delhi High Court judge on Thursday, August 22.
He was elevated to the High Court in April 2008. He was designated as a permanent judge on April 11, 2012. During his tenure, he heard several other high profile cases.
Gaur also dealt with some issues arising out of corruption cases, including the money laundering case against controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi.
It is to be noted on 3rd of January, the Appellate Tribunal for Forfeited Property (ATFP) was constituted in 1977. It celebrated its silvery jubilee on 7th April, 2002. The Appellate Tribunal for Forfeited Property is one of the oldest and Earliest Tribunal of our country.
Appellate Tribunal for Forfeited Property situated at ‘A’ Wing, 4th Floor, Loknayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi dealt with two Acts, namely, (i) Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators (forfeited of property) Act, 1976 (SAFEMA); and (ii) Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (NDPSA).
Appellate Tribunal for PMLA (AT PMLA) was started working from the premises of ATFP and heard the appeals against the orders passed by Adjudicating Authority under PMLA from the year 2009.
Denying anticipatory bail to Chidambaram in the INX Media case on Tuesday, the 62-year-old judge had described him as the “kingpin”.
The Congress leader, who was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday night, moved the Supreme Court against the order.
It should be also noted that P.Sathasivam CJI at Supreme Court who retired on 30 April 2014 been given kerala Governeor Post with in three moths that is on 31 August 2014 created controversy amongst Judicial fraternity .
P.Sathasivam earlier discharged current Home Minster from CBI chargesheet for lack of evidence caused uproar in India