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Retired CBI Official Gets Bail in Corruption Case | India News


NEW DELHI: A special court of the IWC granted bail to a retired IWC official accused of allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 50 lakh for influencing the outcome of a case recorded by the agency after noting that he did not show up a mandatory sanction to prosecute the public servant. by the agency.
The IWC special judge, Chandra Shekhar, found that, although the IWC had filed a charge sheet, the sanction required under the relevant provisions of Section 19 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 had not been sent together with the charge sheet.
Therefore, the court held that “according to the law, the crimes cannot be learned and the matter cannot continue. The extension / judicial preventive detention of NMP Sinha, pending punishment, seems unjustified.”
When appearing on behalf of Sinha, lead attorney Vikas Pahwa argued that his client had been in judicial custody for about 60 days and that the charge sheet against him was presented without presenting the sanction required by law. Furthermore, it held that Sinha was in no position to influence any prosecution witnesses or alter the evidence.
CBI, through its prosecutor, argued that the agency had requested sanction before the competent authority, opposing the bail allegation and seeking the extension of its judicial preventive detention until December 2, 2020.
Sinha, who retired on August 31, 2020 as police superintendent, CBI, is alleged to have been one of the supervising officers in a case against an ID Paswan, then director (mines) of the government, during his service until his retirement. from Jharkhand, M / s Usha Martin Ltd and other unknown persons.
CBI alleged that during his service and after his retirement, Sinha demanded a bribe of Rs 50 lakh from another defendant, Vinay Kumar Jalan, a chartered accountant, to “influence” CBI officials who were investigating the case.
The amount, he added, was to be paid in installments and Jalan paid him 25 lakh rupees, after which they were intercepted on October 2, 2020, and the money was recovered.
The court, after hearing from both parties, bailed Sinha with a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh with a single guarantee and ordered her not to leave the country without the court’s permission.

Times of India