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.
The special CBI court, trying the
Rs 6.58 crore provident fund scam in which six retired judges
are accused, on Friday adjourned the hearing in the case to March
14 in view of the one-day strike called by the lawyers here.
The Supreme Court today decided
to hear on October 27 CBI`s plea for shifting of the trial of
the over Rs 20-crore Uttar Pradesh Provident Fund scam case
from Ghaziabad to a designated court in the national capital.
Hiranandani Group directors
Niranjan and Surendra Hiranandani were today granted
anticipatory bail by a special court in connection with an
alleged provident fund scam to the tune of over Rs nine crore.
The bail petition of Sushma
Asthana, wife of Ashutosh Asthana, prime accused in the
Provident Fund scam, could not be heard in a special CBI court
in view of the Supreme Court`s stay on proceedings of PF scam
The SC stayed the proceedings in the Uttar Pradesh PF scam before a special
Ghaziabad CBI court after the agency said there have been some "extremely disturbing" incidents warranting shifting of the case outside the state.
A recommendation of the SC collegium to transfer three High Court judges, whose
names were allegedly in the list of beneficiaries in the
multi-crore Provident Fund scam, has reportedly not found
favour with the government.
The postmortem report failed to pinpoint the cause of
custodial death of Ashutosh Asthana, key accused in the
alleged multi-crore PF scam, even as the CBI today got three-
month time from Supreme Court to complete its probe.
The SC on Tuesday stepped in to ascertain the cause of the mysterious death in a Ghaziabad jail of Ashutosh Asthana, a key accused in the multi-crore PF scam, directing the CBI to hand over his viscera samples to AIIMS for the purpose.