The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed a plea of Switzerland-based firm Swiss Timing, an accused in a Commonwealth Games-related graft case, seeking a stay on possible coercive action against it by a lower court. “The petition is dismissed,” said Justice Mukta Gupta.
The Swiss firm had moved the high court seeking stay on possible measures that may be adopted against it by the special CBI judge, who had allowed the plea of probe agency that the company had been duly served with the summonses for its appearance in the case.
Justice Gupta rejected the petition of the company that it was not served the summonses, by the probe agency, in the manner prescribed for an off-shore entity.
Senior advocate Amit Desai, appearing for the MNC, had, on an earlier date of hearing, said that the CBI had misled the court before on the issue, since any consequential coercive measure, such as arrest warrant and attachment of property, would be contrary to law as the service of summonses have not been carried out (on the accused) as per the CrPC and international treaties.