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Graft accused MHA secretary sent to 14-day judicial custody

nation Updated: May 25, 2016 10:31 IST

NEW DELHI: A special court on Tuesday sent ministry of home affairs (MHA) official Anand Joshi to jail till June 6 for allegedly issuing FCRA notices arbitrarily to several NGOs for financial gains after CBI submitted that his further custodial interrogation was not required in the case.

Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) judge Vinod Kumar sent accused Joshi, under secretary in the home ministry, to 14-day judicial remand after he was produced before the court on expiry of his CBI custody.

In its application before the court, the investigation agency submitted that the accused be sent to jail as he was no more required for further questioning in the case.

The court also allowed the accused’s counsel to get a copy of the first information report (FIR) of the case. According to sources, the CBI had summoned several government officials and other persons in connection with the probe.

Earlier, the special court had extended the CBI custody of Joshi after the agency mentioned that seven new files had been recovered during the probe.

First Published: May 25, 2016 10:31 IST