Court extends judicial custody of NHAI officials
A Delhi court today extended the judicial custody of two senior NHAI officials who are accused of indulging in corrupt practices in awarding contracts for different projects in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.delhi Updated: Jun 14, 2010 18:37 IST
A Delhi court on Monday extended the judicial custody of two senior NHAI officials who are accused of indulging in corrupt practices in awarding contracts for different projects in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
Vacation Judge Sanjeev Jain remanded National Highways Authority of India Chief General Manager S K Nirmal and General Manager Nitin Jain to judicial custody till June 28.
The court also sent two others -- K S Bakshi, Managing Director of Oriental Structure Pvt Ltd and his employee S K Dixit -- to further judicial remand till June 28.
According to the CBI, the officers entered into a criminal conspiracy with the MD of the private firm and favoured it in awarding contracts for projects in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
The CBI alleged that the NHAI officials gave key confidential, strategic and vital information to the company during the tendering process, which in turn helped the private firm gain greater financial benefits.
It claimed to have recovered Rs 2.41 crore and Rs 46 lakh in cash from NHAI officials Jain and Nirmal, respectively.
Besides the cash, CBI also claimed to have recovered 360 grams of gold and five kilograms of silver from the bank locker of one of the accused.
All the four were arrested by the CBI on May 25.