Mumbai, Apr 17 (UNI) The Bombay High Court today granted bail to dismissed Deputy Superintendent of Police and 2001 MPSC scam prime accused Dr Babban Kadam.
Justice V M Kanade, while granting bail to Kadam, directed him to furnish a surety of Rs 25,000 and also directed him not to make any attempt to hamper and tamper with the evidence.
Kadam was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) two-and-a-half years back when he was the DCP in CID, Mumbai.
According to proscecution, he was a closed accomplice of former Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) Chairman Shashikant Karnik, who was also booked in this scam, but was later granted bail.
Kadam, along with Mr Karnik, has allegedly extorted money from candidates for getting them selected in the MPSC examinations.
According to the bail plea moved by Advocate Majeed Memon, Kadam has been languishing in jail from a prolonged period, and his further custody is not required as he is already chargesheeted.
Hence, he should be given bail, his counsel argued.
Kadam who was booked under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) on charges of taking money in the MPSC examination.
He was reportedly one of the richest police officers in the metropolis and has a plush bungalow and flats worth several crores in Mumbai suburbs.
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