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Maninder granted bail in drugs case

The former cricketer gets bail as the quantity of narcotics recovered from him was very small, says a Delhi court.

india Updated: May 23, 2007 21:56 IST

Former cricketer Maninder Singh, arrested for possessing cocaine, was on Wednesday granted bail by a city court as the quantity of narcotics recovered from him was very small.

"On account of quantity being small, you are released on bail," Additional Sessions Judge SC Malik said granting bail to Maninder on furnishing a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and a surety of like amount.

Singh, a former Test player and commentator, was arrested on Tuesday from his residence in a posh locality in East Delhi on the charge of possessing cocaine.

Around 1.5 grams of the contraband, with international market price of about Rs 5,000, was found in his possession at the time of arrest from his Gagan Apartments flat in Defence Enclave in Preet Vihar by the Narcotics Branch of Delhi Police on Wedneday morning.

Sayyam Siddique, a suspected Nigerian drug peddler, arrested along with Singh, was remanded to two days police custody.

Siddique, who has a previous history of drug peddling, was residing in a flat in Vivek Vihar also in East Delhi.

First Published: May 23, 2007 15:53 IST