Special court granted bail to Rajendra Kumar in corruption case


New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s former principal secretary Rajendra Kumar was granted bail on Tuesday by a special court in Delhi. Kumar was arrested by the CBI on charges of corruption earlier this month. The bail has been granted to Kumar on the basis of some conditions, one of which is that he cannot travel out of Delhi without the permission of the court.

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However He was granted bail today on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh. The special court, while granting bail, told Kumar that he cannot contact the witnesses, or tamper with evidence in the corruption case. 

Special CBI judge Arvind Kumar issued notice to the probe agency and fixed the matter for hearing on July 27 on the bail application of Gupta. Earlier, the court had ordered defreezing of Gupta's bank account. He had told the court that he and his family members were going through a tough time due to the freezing of the accounts. 

Besides Kumar and Gupta, three other accused—Tarun Sharma, former deputy secretary in Kejriwal's office, Kumar's close aide Ashok Kumar and managing director of a PSU, RS Kaushik – have also moved the court seeking bail in the case. Besides the five accused, CBI had also arrested the co owner of ESPL, Sandeep Kumar and Kaushik's predecessor GK Nanda, former managing director of Intelligent Communication Systems India Ltd (ICSIL), a Delhi government undertaking. Kumar had allegedly favoured a private agency and flouted rules while awarding government contracts.

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