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City court grants bail to two accused in CGHS scam

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New Delhi, May 2 (UNI) A city court today granted interim bail to two and extended the remand of three others, including two CBI inspectors, arrested in connection with the Rs 4000-crore Co-operative Group Housing Scheme (CGHS) scam.

Patiala House Court Special Judge S K Kaushik, extended the remand of two accused inspectors Yoginder Kumar and N M Sahrawat to three-day CBI custody till May 5 for further interrogation and investigation.

The accused were arrested by the CBI on April 25.

The court, however, extended the judicial custody of Rakesh Kumar Bisht, a mobile phone dealer to May 16.

Meanwhile, the court granted interim bail to former CBI official Sushil Kumar Gupta, and an advocate Jaideep Malik after furnishing a bail bond of Rs 2 lakh each and a surety of the like amount till May 8.

However, the CBI sought a three-day CBI remand of all the accused in its remand application, which the court did not accept.

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

After the arrests, the CBI raided the premises of the accused in 30 places in Delhi, Haryana and Jaipur. Cash to the tune of Rs 11 lakh and other incriminating documents showing links between the CBI officers and the accused were recovered in the raids.

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).

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