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CBI advisor remanded to custody in graft case

RP Dwivedi, Bharat Shah, held on charges of corrupt practices were remanded to judicial custody till April 4, by a special court.

india Updated: Mar 24, 2006 03:29 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

RP Dwivedi, deputy legal advisor of CBI and a financial consultant Bharat Shah, held on charges of corrupt practices following raids on their premises, were on Thursday remanded to judicial custody till April four by a special court.

Co-accused, BS Prabhu, a constable in anti-corruption branch, was remanded to police custody till March 27.

Dwivedi's lawyer urged for judicial custody saying the accused was a cancer patient. The prosecution did not object, following which the court remanded him to judicial custody.

CBI had registered a case against the trio under IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA) early this month.

After registering the case, the CBI carried out searches at places including two offices of Dwivedi, his home, residential and official premises of Prabhu and Shah.

The CBI claimed to have recovered documents showing investments of Rs 31.34 lakh in shares and post office and a bank balance of Rs three lakh from Dwivedi, who was placed under arrest after he failed to explain the sources of the wealth.

The official premises of the office superintendent of the designated CBI court in Mumbai was also searched.

Dwivedi had been working with the CBI since 1987. He and co-accused have been charged with taking bribes to weaken the CBI cases and help arrested persons in getting bail from the courts.

First Published: Mar 24, 2006 03:29 IST