Judicial remand of MHA official in jackets scam extended

A Delhi Court on Friday extended by 14 days the judicial custody of a senior Home Ministry official.

New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Friday extended by 14 days the judicial custody of a senior Home Ministry official and two other accused in a scam involving purchase of bullet-proof jackets for Central paramilitary forces.

Additional Sessions Judge OP Saini sent them to Tihar jail till May 28 when they were produced before the court after expiry of their judicial custody.

Radhey Shyam Sharma, an Indian Railway and Engineering
Officer of 1984 batch, is accused of accepting Rs 10 lakh as
bribe in the purchase of bullet-proof jackets for Central
paramilitary forces.

Sharma, along with RK Gupta and his wife Laveena
Gupta, both directors of a Delhi-based company involved in
production of defence equipment, were booked under various
penal provisions dealing with giving and accepting bribe and
conspiracy. Sharma has also been charged with misconduct on
the part of a public servant.

The court on May 4 had dismissed the bail application
of Laveena, the sole woman accused in the case, saying the
investgation was still at the initial stage.

CBI had alleged Laveena, along with her husband RK
Gupta, gave Rs 10 lakh as bribe to seek favours from Sharma.

PTI