A court here on Friday extended the police custody of former cabinet minister Gulzar Singh Ranike's former personal assistant Sarabdyal Singh for two days.
Sarabdyal was arrested in connection with a multi-crore-rupee fund embezzlement scam on October 20 and since then has been in police custody.
During the argument in the court of chief judicial magistrate (CJM) Ranjeet Kaur, the public prosecutor said since more time was needed to look into the embezzled funds and fake accounts opened in the banks to withdraw money, Sarabdyal's police custody was required.
Vigilance Bureau sleuths present in court stressed that there were some more cheques related to embezzlement and it was important to know their details.
Sarabdyal's counsel, advocate Ajay Vermani, stressed that his client had already been in police custody for the last six days and vigilance bureau was yet to furnish something concrete.
After hearing the arguments, the court sent Sarabdyal to police custody for two more days.
Meanwhile, Sarabdyal, who was arrested by the bureau in connection with FIR number 285 (embezzlement in discretionary grants), through his counsel, surrendered himself in the Border Area Development Programme (BADP) embezzlement case (FIR number 175).
On this, Vermani told reporters, "My client was arrested by VB in FIR number 285 and now since he was in police custody, we made him surrender in FIR number 175 also."
Along with Sarabdyal, his brother-in-law Harjit Singh and three others were present in court.