Buta Singh’s son, three others get bail in graft case

In india, If you are involved in 1 Crore Rupees corruption case and caught with fire arms at home you will get Bail; If you have Political Blessings, but if you are victimised and charged falsely under Dowry law (ipc 498a) DVA (Domestic violence Act) will not get Bail.

Thats Judiciary of Great domocrazy India

Mumbai, Aug 7 A Mumbai court Thursday granted bail to former union minister Buta Singh’s son Sarabjot alias Sweety Singh and his three associates in a Rs 1 crore corruption case, a legal official said.

Sessions Judge S.P.H. Nagarkar, while granting bail, said that the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) had almost completed its probe into the corruption case for which the four were arrested.

“Accordingly, the court ruled that there was no need to continue them in further judicial custody and they were granted bail,” CBI Senior Public Prosecutor Ejaz Khan said.

The four, who are at present lodged in the Arthur Road Jail, are expected to be out on bail by Friday. The court has ordered them to regularly report to the local CBI offices in their respective cities of residence.

Earlier, the CBI, which arrested the accused last week (July 30), had secured their police custody till Thursday, Khan said.

Khan said the CBI had sought extension of their police custody but was declined by Sessions Judge Nagarkar, who sent them to judicial custody.

“The court said that since the CBI has almost completed its investigations in the case, there was no need to grant police custody for the accused,” Khan told media.

On Wednesday, the four accused were sent to judicial custody till Aug 12.

On July 30, Singh was caught taking a bribe of Rs.1 crore (FRs.10 million) from Nashik-based contractor Ramraj Patil, in return for withdrawing a case of atrocities against the Scheduled Castes filed against him. Singh was brought to Mumbai the same night and subsequently arrested.

Along with Singh, the CBI nabbed three of his accomplices Anoop Bedi, Madan Solanki, and Dukhsingh Chauhan for their involvement in the same case from different parts of the country, including Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune.

Patil in his complaint had alleged that Sarabjot Singh had demanded a bribe of Rs.3 crore for withdrawal of an atrocities case under the SC/ST Act, filed against him (Patil) by a group of local conservancy workers he had employed.

Sarabjot Singh was nabbed by CBI sleuths when he was allegedly accepting Rs.1 crore – as the first instalment of the bribe money- in New Delhi last week.

Fresh trouble for Buta Singh brews in Bihar

Patna, Aug 6 More trouble seems to be brewing for former union home minister Buta Singh. The Bihar government is to probe his role in the allotment of an embankment construction project on the Bagmati river to a firm in 2005 in violation of norms when he was the governor of the state, an official said.

The Rs.900 crore Bagmati River embankment construction work was given to Hindustan Steelworks Construction Limited (HSCL), which officials said had no prior experience. In 2005 Bihar was under President’s rule and Buta Singh was the governor.

The embankment on the river breached Aug 1 in Sitamarhi, flooding large areas and hundreds of residents were rendered homeless.

“The HSCL had no prior experience of constructing embankments and despite that it was given the contract on nomination basis,” Water Resources Secretary M.R. Naik told media.

Official sources said the work was awarded to the firm without even inviting tenders.

The state government will set up a high-level probe panel to examine the detailed project report of the HSCL and the actual work done, said Naik.

Buta Singh, who is chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, has been in the news after his son Sarabjot alias Sweety Singh was arrested for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs.1 crore from Maharashtra-based contractor Ramraj Patil. A Mumbai court Thursday granted bail to Sweety and his three associates.

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