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HC asks surgeon to appear for inquiry in a ED matter

On Tuesday, the High Court of Madras directed Indian born British robotic surgeon M. Senthil Nathan, 60, to appear for inquiry before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials in connection with the 2G spectrum case from Thursday & prove his bona fides by cooperating with the investigation.

After senior counsel, Sonia Mathur & Special Public Prosecutor G. Hema accused the surgeon of not having responded to several summonses issued for an inquiry, Justice N. Anand Venkatesh passed the interim order.

They claimed that he budged & appeared for inquiry only after issuance of a Look Out Circular.

Stating that the investigation agency, at the present stage, was not in a position to state whether he was being inquired as an accused or just a witness in the 2G spectrum case, the counsel said he was prevented from flying back to London only because the inquiry with him had not yet concluded.

Senior lawyer Satish Parasaran, representing the surgeon, said, his client had already been inquired for more than 40 hours & the investigators had full access to his mobile phones & e-mail accounts.

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