Court order on Rajendra Kumar’s bail plea expected on Monday

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Published on Jul 24, 2016 11:03 AM IST
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NEW DELHI: A court on Saturday fixed July 25 to deliver its order on bail plea of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s former principal secretary Rajendra Kumar, who was arrested for his alleged involvement in a graft case.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) judge Arvind Kumar reserved its order on Rajendra Kumar’s bail plea after the defence counsel and prosecutor completed their arguments.

Rajendra Kumar, a 1989 batch Indian Administrative Service officer of Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory cadre, was accused of abusing his official position in awarding Delhi government contracts of Rs 9.5 crore to private firm Endeavour Systems Private Limited and is in judicial custody till July 27.

Besides Kumar, other accused in the case are Intelligent Communication System India Ltd (ICSIL) managing director RS Kaushil and former MD GK Nanda, Rajendra Kumar’s aide Ashok Kumar, Endeavour Systems Pvt Ltd directors Sandeep Kumar and Dinesh Kumar Gupta, and former VAT Department assistant director Tarun Sharma.

According to CBI, the five accused were allegedly showing undue favours to private firm ESPL which the agency alleged was floated by Kumar for the award of government contracts worth over Rs 50 crore.

CBI had registered a case against Kumar and others in December last year alleging that the officer had abused his official position by “favouring a particular firm in the last few years in getting tenders of Delhi government departments”.

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