A Delhi court on Saturday issued open-ended non-bailable warrants (NBWs) against four directors of a Gujarat pharma firm in a Rs 8,100-crore money laundering probe case. Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora allowed the Enforcement Directorate\u2019s plea seeking issuance of NBW against Sterling Biotech Ltd (SBL) directors Nitin Jayantilal Sandesara, Chetankumar Jayantilal Sandesara, Dipti Chetan Sandesara and Hiteshkumar Narendrabhai Patel. The ED has registered the alleged bank fraud case against the firm SBL under sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The accused are also being probed by the ED for allegedly bribing senior income tax department officials as part of an earlier criminal complaint. The agency had on December 24 last year informed the court that it wanted to approach Interpol for issuance of Red Corner Notice (RCN) against the SBL\u2019s directors. The ED\u2019s special public prosecutor Nitesh Rana had told the court that the Interpol guidelines for opening RCN against the four accused persons required open-ended NBWs from the court. Also read|\u00a0Vijay Mallya in trouble: Ex-Kingfisher boss declared \u2018fugitive economic offender\u2019 An \u201copen-ended NBW\u201d does not carry a time limit for execution unlike non-bailable warrants. The ED had earlier told the court that the accused persons have left the country under suspicious circumstances and evaded the process of law to face criminal prosecution and that they were \u201cshifting countries to escape the clutches of the law\u201d.The court had earlier issued NBW against all the four accused which could not be executed because of the \u201cunavailability of the aforesaid concerned persons\u201d.