New Delhi: An MCD official, charged
under the Prevention of Corruption Act after CBI recovered
huge amount of disproportionate cash from his residence, has
been granted bail by a Delhi court.
Special CBI judge Talwant Singh granted bail to Anil
Kumar, an assistant engineer with the Municipal Corporation of
Delhi, against whom a case of disproportionate assets was made
out by CBI.
The investigating agency recovered Rs 67 lakh during a
search at his residence and a case was registered in 2010. The
charge sheet was filed on April 29 this year.
Kumar was charged under section 13(1)(e) of the
Prevention of Corruption Act.
The judge took note of the submission made by Kumar
that he should be granted bail as even after filing of the
charge sheet, CBI was yet to arrest him, which shows that
there was no threat of him evading investigation.
He also told the court that he has an explanation for
all the accusations made against him by CBI.
Kumar was granted bail on a surety of Rs 50,000.