Mines bribery: Suspended IAS officer, four others sent to jail

  • PTI, Jaipur
  • Updated: Sep 25, 2015 17:23 IST
Accused in the mines bribery case, Ashok Singhvi (centre) comes out of a court in Udaipur on Thursday. (HT photo)

Rajasthan’s suspended principal secretary (mines) Ashok Singhvi along with four others were sent to judicial custody by a court in Udaipur on Thursday in connection with a bribery case involving clearance for reopening of six closed mines of a miner.

Additional director in mines Pankaj Gehlot, superintendent engineer Pushkar Raj Ameta and two other accused — Sanjay Sethi and Rashid Khan — both brokers, were also sent to judicial custody by an anti-corruption bureau court till September 29, an ACB spokesperson said.

On September 21, the ACB court had sent three other accused Sher Khan, Virendra Singh and Shyam Singh ‘chintu’ to judicial custody.

Eight persons, including suspended IAS officer Singhvi, were arrested in the infamous graft case involving bribe of around Rs 4 crore on September 16 in raids by ACB sleuths at Udaipur and Bhilwara. Meanwhile, IG (ACB) M N Dinesh said the bureau would file charge sheet in the case by November 10.

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