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CBI seeks voice sample of Syndicate Bank CMD Sudhir Jain, 2 others

Thursday, 4 September 2014 - 7:28pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

CBI has moved a special court here seeking directions to Syndicate Bank Chief Managing Director Sudhir Kumar Jain, CMD of Prakash Industries Ltd Ved Prakash Agarwal and another accused, arrested in a bribery case, for recording their specimen voice for its ongoing probe.

The agency filed a plea in this regard before Special CBI Judge Swarana Kanta Sharma who has listed the application for hearing tomorrow. "An application seeking directions to be issued to accused Sudhir Kumar Jain, accused Ved Prakash Agarwal and accused Vineet Godha for recording their specimen voice for the purpose of investigation of the case has been moved by CBI," the court said.

CBI, in its plea, said that the case was based on intercepted telephonic conversations and specimen voice sample of these three accused was required for their probe into the case.

These accused, along with others, including Bhushan Steel Ltd Vice Chairman and Managing Director Neeraj Singal, are now in judicial custody till September 11.

They were arrested in connection with two separate graft cases in which CBI had booked them under the Prevention of Corruption Act and for the charge of criminal conspiracy under the IPC.

On August 2, CBI had arrested six accused in connection with the case and claimed to have recovered Rs 21 lakh in cash from Jain's residence besides gold worth Rs 1.68 crore and documents of fixed deposits of up to Rs 63 lakh.

The agency has filed two cases against Jain, accusing him of receiving a bribe of Rs 50 lakh through conduits and abusing his official position to enhance the credit limits of some companies in violation of laid-down procedures. 

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