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Former Delhi Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar sent to one-day judicial custody

All seven accused will be produced before the special CBI court on Monday which will consider the agency’s plea for their police remand

A Delhi court on Sunday sent former Delhi Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar and six others, arrested in an alleged corruption case, to one day’s judicial custody.

The other accused include Rajendra Kumar’s aide Ashok Kumar, Deputy Secretary in the Chief Minister’s office Tarun Sharma, owners of a private firm, Sandeep Kumar and Dinesh Kumar Gupta, and RS Kaushik and GK Nanda, present and former managing directors of a Public Sector Unit

All seven accused will be produced before the special CBI court on Monday which will consider the agency’s plea for their police remand.

“The police custody order for five accused was passed by the designated CBI court. The application for the extension of their police custody and another application for the police custody of two accused who were arrested yesterday [Saturday] will be considered by the designated court itself. Meanwhile, all the seven accused be sent to one-day judicial custody,” said Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Shunali Gupta.

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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