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adj. Law
Requesting evidence, especially from a foreign court: a rogatory letter.

[French rogatoire, from Medieval Latin rogātōrius, from Latin rogātus, past participle of rogāre, to ask; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈrɒɡətərɪ; -trɪ)
(Law) (esp in legal contexts) seeking or authorized to seek information
[C19: from Medieval Latin rogātōrius, from Latin rogāre to ask]
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Summary: New Delhi, [India] Mar 14 (ANI): The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday has sent Letters Rogatory (LR) to seven more countries where Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi have businesses and properties in connection with their frauds.
In his view, there is also need to consider the creation of the function of "liaison magistrate", like other countries whose task is to facilitate the execution of international letters rogatory.
At the end of 2015, the case was brought to the attention of Eurojust with an initial request to facilitate the execution of Italian rogatory letters towards Spain, Belgium and France and to possibly coordinate relevant activities at EU level.
They have said all the details sought by the agency from the Italy were provided through the Letters Rogatory which was the only country among seven others which has provided complete details.
ED is also understood to be considering issuing Letters Rogatory (judicial requests) to at least seven countries to not only probe Mallya's finances but also that of his now defunct Kingfisher Airlines (KFA).
We are in the process of sending Letter of Rogatory to these countries for assistance, while we have also asked the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) in India to seek assistance from FIUs in other countries," says a CBI official.
He said they usually involve a bilateral treaty or process called "letters rogatory," which is sometimes how courts seek judicial assistance from overseas.
inquiries He told the paper some loose ends were being tidied up and the authorities were awaiting a response to official inquiries sent to Britain via Rogatory Commissions.
GE-len's lawyer Nurullah Albayrak said at the first hearing on Tuesday that GE-len is ready to testify as part of the case by means of a letter rogatory, in which a Turkish court requests that a US court hear his testimony on its behalf.
Ministers agreed on all the issues included in the agenda, including the entry of Member States as a group when signing legal, judicial orjuridicalcooperation agreements with States or other international groups and the Convention on the enforcement of sentences, rogatory and judicial ads in the GCC countries.
7] "The legislative history confirms that [section] 1782 was enacted--and further refined--to create a cause of action for enforcing letters rogatory or other international requests for documents or testimony found in the United States.
Investigatory Lokpal can obtain Lokpal can issue Powers wiretaps, issue contempt orders, and rogatory letters, has the ability to and recruit punish those in investigating contempt.