Adarsh scam: Gidwani, son in judicial remand

Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 22:21

Mumbai: Former Congress MLC and a promoter of
the scam-tainted Adarsh Housing Society, Kanhaiyalal Gidwani,
his son and two others were remanded in judicial custody till
March 30 by a special CBI court today in connection with a
corruption case.

The CBI had arrested Gidwani, his son Kailash, CBI
counsel Mandar Goswami and tax consultant JK Jagiasi on March
5, alleging that Gidwani had paid Rs 1.25 crore to Jagiasi to
influence CBI officials and to dilute the case against them.

Goswami had allegedly got Rs 25 lakh in the transaction.
Special CBI prosecutor Ejaz Khan sought extension of
the custody of all the accused, saying that they need to match
the call record details with the location of the accused. Khan
also argued that they have to recover five petty cash books
from the accused.

Informing that Rs 75 lakh had been paid by angadia
(couriers, who physically move the cash) from Amravati to
Jagiasi, Khan said that they need to ascertain the sender of
the cash.

However, the court rejected the extension of the
remand, observing that the grounds raised by the agency to
seek further custody.

Meanwhile, all the four accused have moved a bail
application and it will come up for hearing tomorrow.

PTI



First Published: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 22:21
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