Kalmadi aide`s Tihar jail stay extended till March 19

Former CWG organising committee chief Suresh Kalmadi`s aide Shekhar M Deorukhkar, arrested for his alleged role in a corruption will have to continue cooling his heels in Tihar Jail.

Last Updated: Mar 05, 2011, 19:58 PM IST

New Delhi: Former CWG organising committee
chief Suresh Kalmadi`s aide Shekhar M Deorukhkar, arrested for
his alleged role in a corruption case in holding the sporting
mega event, will have to continue cooling his heels in Tihar
Jail with a court extending on Saturday his judicial custody till
March 19.

Special Judge O P Saini extended Deorukhkar`s Tihar jail
stay along with that of his accomplice Binu Nanu, the managing
director of Meroform India Pvt Ltd and G L Events Pvt Ltd.
Saini extended the judicial custody of the duo on a CBI
plea as the probe in this case is still in its preliminary
stage.
"Both the accused are remanded to judicial custody till
March 19," the judge said.

The court dismissed the bail plea of Deorukhkar saying
there are "incriminating" evidence against him which
establishes that he was a part of the conspiracy.

"In view of the material on record, it cannot be said
that there is no incriminating evidence on record against
Deorukhkar or that he was not a part of the conspiracy to
obtain bribe from the overlays suppliers," the court said.

It also took into account the statement of a witness in
this case who had deposed that he had paid Rs 10 lakhs to
Deorukhkar as bribe.

"Statement of a witness is on record that he had paid
bribe to various persons on the asking of co-accused Binu
Nanu. The witness further stated that he had paid Rs 10 lakh
in cash to Deorukhkar on the asking of Nanu," the judge noted.

PTI