Bail plea of tainted CBI special public prosecutor rejected

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Mumbai, Mar 28 (UNI) A local court today rejected the bail application of former CBI deputy legal advisor and special public prosecutor R P Dwivedi, arrested on graft charges, on the ground that investigations in the case are still in progress.

Dwivedi, who was arrested on March 14 by the Central Bureau of Investigation, had moved for bail before CBI special judge M R Bhatkar.

The defence counsel, while urging for bail, contended that investigations in the case have been completed and, hence, there was no further need for Dwivedi's custody. But the prosecution told the court that the investigations were still incomplete and the accused, if enlarged on bail at this stage, could tamper with the evidence.

Dwivedi is currently in judicial custody till April 4.

According to the prosecution, the CBI, during a search at Dwivedi's residence, had seized bonds worth Rs 18.65 lakh, including UTI, IDBI, and Flexi Bonds, and Kisan Vikas Patras.

Dwivedi allegedly collected money from persons trapped by the CBI in graft cases on the assurance of helping them out. He had allegedly received Rs two lakh from one such person for securing the latter's release on bail.

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