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Ex-minister gets bail after 13 months in judicial custody

Former minister Kamlesh Singh, who was in judicial custody for over a year in connection with a disproportionate assets case, today obtained bail from the Jharkhand High Court.

india Updated: Dec 13, 2010 15:47 IST

Former minister Kamlesh Singh, who was in judicial custody for over a year in connection with a disproportionate assets case, on Monday obtained bail from the Jharkhand High Court.

The single bench of Justice Poonam Srivastav, who on December 10 reserved the order on a bail petition moved by Singh, granted the bail on Monday.

The court asked Singh to make himself available for investigation whenever required by investigating agencies.

He gave two bail bonds each of Rs 50,000.

In his bail petition, Singh pleaded that he has been in judicial custody for the last 13 months and that neither the CBI nor the ED had filed any chargesheet against him.

Vigilance sleuths had arrested Singh from Husseinabad in Palamau on November 30 last year in connection with a disproportionate assets case filed by a social activist Rajiv Sharma.

The state vigilance bureau is investigating into allegations that Singh had "amassed wealth disproportionate" to his known source of income when he was minister in three regimes--Arjun Munda, Shibu Soren and Madhu Koda governments between 2005 and 2008.

His former cabinet colleagues Enos Ekka and Harinarain Rai, who are also facing disproportionate assets and other corruption charges, are in judicial custody since October last year.

Former Chief Minister Madhu Koda is in judicial custody since November 30 last year in connection with charges of money laundering and illegal investments.