Bansal out on bail in cash-at-judge's-door case

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Chandigarh, Oct 13 (UNI) Former Haryana Additional Advocate General (AAG) Sanjeev Bansal, accused in the cash-at-judge's-door case, was released late last night from Burail jail here, after spending more than 50 days behind bars.

Earlier, Bansal, along with co-accused Prakash Ram and Rajiv Gupta, Bansal's munshi and friend, respectively, were granted bail by the court of special CBI Judge Jagdeep Jain yesterday.

However, the other two accused-- a property dealer Nirmal Singh, and the alleged kingpin Ravinder Singh, were still behind the bars.

While Bansal and Gupta were directed by the court to furnish bail bonds of Rs 2 lakh each, Parkash Ram furnished a bail bond of Rs 25,000.

Earlier, the CBI counsel opposed the bail plea expressing apprehension that the accused could tamper with the evidence and another munshi of Bansal, Jail Prakash, was yet to be examined by the probe agency.

Prakash Ram had delivered a bag on August 14 at high court judge Nirmajit Kaur's residence here. When the security guard discovered that the bag contained cash, he informed the judge who in turn, called in the police, which consfiscated the Rs 15 lakh and nabbed Parkash.

A case was registered against Parkash Ram, Bansal, Nirmal Singh and others. Bansal, who later surrendered, contended that it was a case of ''mistaken identity'' and the money was meant for Nirmal Singh in connecton with a property deal.

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