Delhi High Court Denies The Postponement Of A Single Judge’s Judgement Permitting Inc Leader Bhavya Bishnoi To Pursue Postgraduate Courses At Harvard University

The Delhi high court today refused to postpone a single judge’s judgement allowing Congress politician Bhavya Bishnoi to attend Harvard University for a two-year postgraduate programme.
Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh were hearing an appeal by the Deputy Director of Income Tax challenging the operation and implementation of a single judge order that allowed Congress leader Bhavya Bishnoi, who was charged under the Black Money Act, 2015, to travel to the United States for a two-year post-graduation course, subject to conditions imposed by the court.
The Court was informed that Bishnoi had been accepted into the Harvard Kennedy School’s Masters Program in Public Administration, for which he would need to fly to the United States on August 10, 2021.
It was also claimed that the properties in question, which were the subject of the Black Money Act proceedings, belonged to Bishnoi when he was just three years old.
Today, a Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh rejected to stay the single-Judge judgement, stating that Bishnoi is free to travel overseas for his postgraduate studies as long as he cooperates with the investigating authorities.
While allowing Bishnoi to continue his studies abroad, the Division Bench has ordered that he and his father, MLA Kuldeep Bishnoi, present their passports in a sealed envelope to the Court Registry by 4:15 p.m. today.
Bishnoi must also present his passport to the Indian Embassy in Boston when he arrives there, according to the court. The Court further ordered that his passport be kept in the Embassy’s custody until further instructions are issued by the Court. Furthermore, Bishnoi and his father must supply their genuine email addresses today in order for summonses to be issued to them.
On behalf of the authorities, advocate Vibhuti Malhotra stated that if Bishnoi is permitted to leave for two years, he will be able to establish legal residency in the United States, rendering the Black Money Act proceedings superfluous.

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