DA case: High court grants interim bail to dismissed IAS officer

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jabalpur
  • Updated: Jan 31, 2015 18:28 IST

The MP high court on Friday granted interim bail to dismissed IAS officer Tinoo Joshi for release from jail for three months to undergo a surgery. The court said: "She will be released on bail on her furnishing a personal bond of Rs 50,000."

Joshi has been in jail since January 13, 2015, in connection with the disproportionate assets case. According to the prosecution, a corruption case was registered against her and her husband Arvind Joshi, another IAS officer, for allegedly amassing money disproportionate to their known sources of income through corrupt practices.

A case was registered against the couple at the Special Police Establishment (Lokayukta), Bhopal, under sections 13(1) (e) of the Prevention of Corruption Act and sections 467, 468, 109 and 120-B of the IPC in 2010.

Lokayukta counsel Pankaj Dubey opposed the bail application stating her husband was still absconding and had not appeared before the trial court despite an arrest warrant being issued.

“The applicant is suffering from severe pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and endometritis with endometrial hyperplasia,” said Pratul Shandilya and Rajkamal Chaturvedi, the applicant’s counsels.

“The doctor has advised her to undergo hysterectomy and the trial will take a considerable time to conclude. She therefore prays for bail for the limited period,” said the applicant’s counsels.

While granting interim bail, Justice GS Solanki said: “Considering the humanitarian aspect of the case, she is granted interim bail. The applicant required urgent surgery and charge sheet has also been filed and nothing is required to be recovered from her possession.”

The court directed the applicant to “surrender before the trial court on the completion of three months.”

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