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City court remands five CGHS accused to 7-day CBI custody

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Apr 25 (UNI) A city court today remanded five accused arrested yesterday by the CBI in connection with the Rs 4000-crore Co-operative Group Housing Scheme (CGHS) scam to seven-day CBI custody till May two.

Patiala House Court Special Judge S K Kaushik, remanded CBI Inspectors Yoginder Kumar and N M Sahrawat, former CBI official S K Gupta, an advocate Jaideep Malik and a mobile phone dealer R K Bisht to seven days police custody for further interrogation and intensive investigation.

However, the CBI in its remand application argued for a 10-day remand, which the court did not accept.

Both inspectors were part of the investigating team that is probing into the Rs 4000 crore CGHS scam. CBI said, the officers contacted certain accused either ''directtly or indirectly'' for obtaining the bribes.

After the arrests, the CBI conducted raids at the premises of the accused in 30 places in Delhi, Haryana and Jaipur. CBI officials said, Rs 11 lakh in cash and other incriminating documents showing links between the CBI officers and the accused were involved.

They have been charged with misusing their official position and entering into a criminal conspiracy for undue personal monetary gain, the CBI counsel said in the court.

They were arrested under sections 7, 8, 9. 10, 11, 12, 13 (2), 13 (1) (d) of the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act, 1988 and 120-B (Criminal Conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Meanwhile, the court granted bail to the builder Ashwani Sharma, Kuldeep Goyal and U S Bhatnagar.


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