Wheat Scam: Sardana's CBI remand extended till July 23

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New Delhi, Jul 21 (UNI) Special CBI Judge V K Maheshwari today extended the CBI remand of H R Sardana, an alleged middleman in the 10-year-old 'Wheat Scam' , till July 23, while the other accused S M Dewan, the then MD of State Trading Corporation (STC) was sent to judicial costudy.

Earlier, on July 17, Justice Maheshwari remanded Dewan and Sardana to CBI custody till today.

Both were arrested by the CBI on July 8 after the agency got the permission to re-open investigation in the case relating to irregularities in the import of wheat from Australia by STC in 1998.

The raid conducted at Dewan's residence had revealed the details of 14 immovable property running into crores located in Delhi and NCR, and also evidence of huge investments in shares and bonds .

Other costly household items including three cars, value of which has been estimated over Rs 1.5 crore were also recovered.


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