CBI court grants bail to one more accused in graft case

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) A CBI court here on Tuesday granted bail to Tarun Sharma, the former Assistant Director of Value Added Tax Department, in a corruption case involving the Delhi Chief Minister’s former Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar.

Granting bail to Sharma, CBI Special Judge Arvind Kumar directed him not to leave Delhi without permission, not to tamper with evidence or try to influence witnesses in the case and also to join the investigations whenever required.

The court asked the accused to furnish a personal bond and surety of Rs one lakh.

Rajendra Kumar, who was arrested on July 4 on the charge of involvement in the corruption case, was granted bail by the court on July 26.

R.S. Kaushik, who is the Managing Director of Intelligent Communication System India Ltd, and Ashok Kumar, who is an aide of Rajendra Kumar, were granted bail on Monday.

Kumar, a 1989-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory cadre, was accused of abusing his official position in awarding Delhi government contracts totalling Rs 9.5 crore to private firm Endeavour Systems Private Ltd.

Former Managing Director of Intelligent Communication G.K. Nanda, Directors of Endeavour Systems Pvt. Ltd. Sandeep Kumar and Dinesh Kumar Gupta are other accused in the case. Their bail pleas will be decided on Wednesday.

–IANS

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