Court sends scam accused DDA engineer to CBI custody

New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) A Delhi court sent to seven days' CBI custody an absconding Delhi Development Authority engineer, who surrendered before the court Tuesday, in a case of regularizing an unauthorised property for a bribe.

Kapil Deo, who was named in the chargesheet along with nine others, surrendered before Special CBI Judge Poonam Bamba.

The court sent him to custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) till Oct 22 after the agency said he was required for custodial interrogation.

On Oct 4, the CBI had filed a charge sheet against 10 accused for offences under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act and section 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.

In its charge sheet, it named private firm executive Rajesh Agarwal as accused, along with his alleged associate Manish Tuli, North Delhi Municipal Corporation engineers Mahender Kumar Gupta, Rajesh Wadhwa, Satish Kumar, Naresh Kumar, Sanjay Kumar, R K Sethi, DDA engineer Rajesh Gupta and Kapil Deo.

The CBI had arrested Agarwal, co-founder and director of Micromax Technologies Pvt Ltd, and his associate Manish Tuli, when they were allegedly giving bribe of Rs.30 lakh to the the municipal corporation officials for regularisation of an unauthorised property.

The agency had said that Agarwal and Tuli were giving bribe to the corporation engineers to regularize the unauthorised construction of a banquet hall owned by Tuli and the DDA official was acting as a middleman.

It had told the court that during the probe, Rs.1.1 crore had been recovered from the accused.

The agency said FIR was registered on a source information that Agarwal and Tuli had entered into a deal with engineers of the civic body to get clearance for construction of the banquet hall in Wazirpur area in exchange of bribe of Rs.50 lakh.

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