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Senior associate in the Dispute Resolution Practice at the Mumbai office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Sushil focuses on corporate/commercial litigations, arbitrations, white collar crime and dispute advisory. He can be reached at

Right to Be Informed: Communicate Written Grounds of Arrest , SC Tells ED

The Supreme Court of India has recently taken important strides towards protecting personal liberty and curbing indiscriminate exercise of power by the Directorate of Enforcement (“ED”). In a fresh judgment in Pankaj Bansal v. Union of India[1], the Supreme Court has criticised disparate procedures being used by various officers of the ED across the country while arresting a person accused of committing an offence under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (“PMLA”), mandating that the provision of written grounds of arrest be provided to the arrested person as a matter of course and without exception.Continue Reading Right to Be Informed: Communicate Written Grounds of Arrest, SC Tells ED