Ghaziabad: A court on Monday granted
bail to all the six accused retired judges in the Rs
6.58 crore Provident Fund scam.
CBI Special Judge A K Singh granted bail to the
accused on the basis of undertakings and personal bonds of Rs
1 lakh each.
The hearing went on for five hours in a closed court
Judge Singh followed the direction of the Allahabad
High Court issued in favour of former district judge RS
Chaubey which allowed to hear the bail the same day and also
to release him without verification of sureties.
The judge first granted bail to Chaubey on the basis
of arguments by his counsels Ajay Chaudhry and Sanjay Tyagi.
The court also granted bail to the five other accused judges
including three former high court judges, justices RP
Yadav, RN Mishra and AK Singh and district and session
judges RP Mishra and Arun Kumar.
The next date of hearing was fixed for March 31. The
undertakings will be submitted in court on Tuesday.
The CBI had filed a charge sheet against 78 people in
the case involving alleged fraudulent withdrawal of crores of
rupees, between 2001 and 2008, from Provident Funds of
employees posted at Ghaziabad district court.
All the six judges are charged under IPC sections 420,
468, 471 and 120 b along with other offences.