The special anti-corruption bureau (ACB) court on Monday granted bail to Gurunanak Khalsa College principal Ajit Singh Theti and his assistant Nikita Vaid and asked the two to cooperate with the agency whenever required. The ACB had arrested the two after they were allegedly caught accepting a bribe of Rs25,000 from a student's parent.
The court presided over by judge MA Lovekar granted the two provisional cash bail of Rs30,000 each.
The two accused were represented by advocate Sadanand Shetty and advocate Snehal Khairnaar. Shetty, while speaking to dna, said, "We had applied for bail for both after we realised that the agency had completed its investigation. The agency has conducted a thorough search of the accused's residences and seized the required documents from their houses. The agency has also collected voice samples of both the accused."
The prosecution had opposed the bail on the ground that, if released, there is a possibility that the two could tamper with evidence. The prosecution also claimed that there is a possibility that the two could abscond.
The court, however, accepted the defence's bail application.