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Rail scam: Court orders Vijay Singla's examination at AIIMS

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 - 7:24pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI
CBI, in its charge sheet filed on July 2, has alleged that Singla had demanded Rs 10 crore from Mahesh Kumar for his appointment as Member (Electrical).

A special CBI court has ordered the medical superintendent of AIIMS to get former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's nephew Vijay Singla, an accused in the Rs 10 crore railway bribery case, medically examined after he alleged that he was not given proper treatment in Tihar jail.

The judge ordered that Singla be produced before medical superintendent of AIIMS on August 8 and also said that a compliance report be filed before the court on August 13.

The order came after Singla, who is presently lodged in Tihar jail under judicial custody along with others in the case, told the court that he was not being provided proper treatment in the prison.

"In such circumstances, it is ordered that the accused (Singla) be get medically examined from AIIMS. Medical Superintendent, AIIMS, is also directed to get the accused medically examined and file status report regarding his present medical condition, the treatment required and any other opinion he deems fit to convey to the court," Special CBI Judge Swarana Kanta Sharma said.

The Tihar jail authorities had filed a medical report of Singla in the court in which it had said that he was suffering from enlarged prostate.

The court had yesterday extended till August 19 the judicial custody of seven accused, including Singla, who have been arrested in connection with the case.

Besides Singla, the then Member (Staff) of Railway Board Mahesh Kumar, MD of Bangalore-based G G Tronics India Pvt Ltd Narayan Rao Manjunath, alleged middleman Sandeep Goyal, Rahul Yadav, Samir Sandhir and Sushil Daga are presently in judicial custody.

Out of the 10 accused who were charge sheeted by the CBI, alleged middleman Ajay Garg, who has been accused of being instrumental in fixing bribe amount for getting a favourable post for Kumar, was granted bail by the court on July 8.

Two other accused, M V Murali Krishan and C V Venugopal, are presently out on interim bail.

CBI, in its charge sheet filed on July 2, has alleged that Singla had demanded Rs 10 crore from Mahesh Kumar for his appointment as Member (Electrical).

The agency had said it was decided between the accused that Rs five crore will be paid before the appointment and rest of the money will be given after the job was done.

The court on July 12 had dismissed the bail plea of seven accused in the case, saying they can tamper with evidence or influence witnesses, if released on bail.

All the 10 accused have been charge sheeted for the offence of criminal conspiracy under the IPC and relevant provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.


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