Sacked Madhya Pradesh IAS officer surrenders before court
Sacked Madhya Pradesh IAS officer Tinoo Joshi on Thursday surrendered before a special court of Lokayukta in Bhopal in connection with the disproportionate assets case.bhopal Updated: May 14, 2015 22:08 IST
Sacked Madhya Pradesh IAS officer Tinoo Joshi on Thursday surrendered before a special court of Lokayukta in Bhopal in connection with the disproportionate assets case.
An arrest warrant was issued against Joshi on May 5 after she jumped the bail order and didn't appear in the court on May 2 for hearing. She has been sent to jail on judicial remand till May 23.
Tinoo Joshi and her husband Arvind Joshi, IAS officers of the 1979 batch, are facing charges in connection with amassing R360 crore wealth which allegedly wasn’t in accordance with their known sources of income.
Arvind is still on the run.
Tinoo, who had been absconding for several months, had surrendered in the special court of Lokayukta DK Mishra on January 13 and pleaded for a bail on the medical grounds. But, her plea was rejected.
Later in February, she got the bail from the high court on the condition that she would have to appear before the court on May 2.
But, she didn't appear in the court on the date. Later, special judge DK Mishra issued an arrest warrant against her and asked the special police establishment (SPE) of Lokayukta to produce her before the court by May 23.
Meanwhile, she moved a bail extension application in the high court. However, the court turned it down on May 12 and instructed her to appear before the special court of Lokayukta in Bhopal.
Tinoo’s counsel Pratul Shandilya said that she couldn’t appear in the court on the last hearing as her uterus removal surgery couldn’t be done due to her heart problem. He said the bail request would be made again before the court on May 23 hearing.
Arvind Joshi and his wife Tinoo were dismissed from the service in 2014. They had been absconding since March 1 last year when the Lokayukta police charge-sheeted them.