The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday arrested lawyer Gautam Khaitan in connection with a fresh case of money laundering. He will be produced before a court in Delhi today.

The Agusta Westland VVIP chopper accused was taken into custody by the agency officers under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) for possession of black money and money laundering.

According to reports, Khaitan has been allegedly operating and holding a number of foreign accounts illegally. He has also been accounted for black money and stash assets possession.

The arrest came in the backdrop of the case filed by the Income Tax Department against the accused under Section 51 of Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets and Imposition Tax Act, 2015.

Last week, a search was carried out against Khaitan by the Income Tax Department. Sources revealed that the fresh lead was achieved after questioning Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the VVIP chopper deal.

Khaitan was currently out on bail after he was arrested in the case a few years ago. A charge sheet has also been filed against him in relation to the new case. 

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