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Kejriwal's nephew gets bail in PWD scam case

By Chennabasaveshwar

Delhi's Tis Hazari court on Monday granted bail to contractor Vinay Bansal, son of the late brother-in-law of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Bansal was arrested in connection with alleged irregularities in allotment of Public Works Department (PWD) contracts.

Vinay Bansal, son of the late brother-in-law of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. PTI file photo

The four PWD officials - executive engineer Praveen Kumar Kathureea, assistant engineer Suresh Pal and junior engineers Baljeet Singh and Ashutosh Singh -- are named along with Bansal, son of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwals late brother-in-law Surender Bansal, in an FIR lodged by the Delhi Polices Anti-Corruption Branch.

A Delhi court had last month denied anticipatory bail to four PWD officials, accused of conspiring with a contractor in an alleged construction scam involving over Rs 3 crore, saying the allegations against them are serious. Also, the bail of contractor Vinay Bansal was rejected in the matter and sent him to jail.

The FIR was lodged in May 2017 on a complaint by Rahul Sharma, the founder of Roads Anti-Corruption Organisation (RACO), for offences under sections 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery), 471 (Using as genuine a forged document) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC and section 13 (1) (d) () of the Prevention of Corruption Act against all of them.

(With PTI inputs)

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