A special CBI court on Wednesday granted bail to Pradeep Shukla,who is an accused in the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam in UP. The senior bureaucrat got the relief after the agency failed to file its chargesheet against him within the stipulated 90 days.
Special CBI Judge A K Singh granted him bail on a personal bond of Rs 5 lakh and two sureties of Rs 5 lakh each. CBI sources said the agency did not file the chargesheet because the Centre did not accord sanction for his prosecution.
The investigation agency said it had sought the sanction a month back from the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).