A special CBI court on Wednesday remanded an assistant vice-president (Security) of Kingfisher Airlines, arrested for allegedly misusing his office to extend favours to a senior official of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), to judicial custody till June 31.
Leslie Missal (45), a retired army official, was arrested by CBI on June 11 for allegedly arranging for Manoj Malviya, additional commissioner of BCAS to stay in five-star hotels in Mumbai.
CBI had in May this year registered a case against Malviya for allegedly abusing his official position as a public servant and entering into a conspiracy with private persons to take illegal gratification between May 2008 and February 2010.
According to the investigating agency, Malviya's hotel bills were footed by private firms from the aviation sector like GVK, Airport Authority of India (AAI) and Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL).
CBI on Wednesday sought further custody of Missal in order to take him to Delhi for further investigation.
The court, however, refused to accept the argument and remanded Missal to judicial custody till June 31. Soon after he was remanded, Missal filed his bail plea, which would be heard by the court on Thursday.