Suspended Haryana cadre IAS officer Sanjeev Kumar, who was arrested by Delhi Police for conspiring to murder a Delhi-based businessman and convicted in the Haryana teachers’ recruitment scam, was granted bail by a Delhi court on Thursday.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Veena Rani on Thursday granted bail to Kumar, who has been in custody since he was arrested on April 30.
CMM Rani also directed Kumar to furnish a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh with a surety of like amount. The court granted the conditional bail on the ground that Kumar would join investigation as and when required by the investigating officer (IO) of the case. He has also been asked to surrender his passport.
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While Kumar was lodged in Tihar Jail after being convicted in the scam, he allegedly hired gangsters to kill his close associate Tikka Hassan Mustafa.
Mustafa, too, was an accused in the case but was acquitted in 2013. Police have also alleged that Kumar hatched the conspiracy to murder Mustafa after he refused to return the money.
Police said they are currently probing the alleged black money trail in connection with the case.