NALCO graft case : JC of Srivastava and four others extended

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 19:26

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday extended by
14 days the judicial custody of former NALCO CMD Abhay Kumar Srivastava and four others who were arrested for their alleged
involvement in a bribery case.

"All the five accused are remanded to judicial custody
till April 19," Special CBI Judge O P Saini said.
The court extended the judicial custody of the accused
after CBI said the investigation is going on in the case.
CBI had earlier said the alleged conduit B L Bajaj had
admitted that he was acting as a middleman and collected
illegal gratification from G S Bhatia, Chairman of Bhatia
Group of Industries, which ultimately reached A K Srivastava
through Ratan Pal Singh Bhatia, one of the accused in the
case.
CBI had earlier informed the court that NBWs issued
against G S Bhatia and Jaswinder Singh, who are evading
arrest, have not been executed despite its efforts.

Four accused A K Srivatava, his wife Chandani
Srivastava, B L Bajaj and his wife Anita Bajaj were arrested
on February 25 after CBI recovered about 10 kg of gold bricks
and jewellery valued at around Rs 2.13 crores as also Rs 30
lakh in cash from their possession. Singh was arrested on
February 28.

The NALCO CMD was allegedly given the bribe by private
firm Bhatia groups of industries to secure lucrative
contracts.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 19:26

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