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Cong MLA granted anticipatory bail

Congress legislator Kewal Singh Dhillon has been granted anticipatory bail in the Rs 5.36-crore Fun Republic scam that took place nearly two years ago.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh |
April 17, 2009 1:03:58 am

Scam Kewal Singh Dhillon owns plot of Fun Republic Mall; CBI had detected building violations in 2007

Congress legislator Kewal Singh Dhillon has been granted anticipatory bail in the Rs 5.36-crore Fun Republic scam that took place nearly two years ago.

A CBI court,on Thursday,granted bail to the MLA in the case that is yet to have a chargesheet filed.

Dhillon owns the plot of land on which Fun Republic has been constructed. He had moved court apprehending arrest reportedly after learning of the fact that the CBI has prepared a detailed chargesheet against all the five accused in the Fun Republic scam.

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Sources added that the CBI has also sought sanctions to prosecute three UT Administration officials — Sub-Divisional Officer T P Singh,Assistant Engineer Sandeep Sharma and Office Superintendent Brij Mohan — in connection with this case.

Proprietor of E-City Entertainment Company,Anup Goyal,and Kewal Singh Dhillon were also included in the list,added sources.

While allowing the bail application,CBI special judge Jagdeep Jain held that investigations are already complete in the case.

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Raising objections on the granting of anticipatory bail,CBI public prosecutor P K Dogra said,“Investigations in the case are at an advanced stage and granting him a bail will hamper investigations. The violations have led to a loss of nearly Rs 6 crore to the government and he is the ultimate beneficiary. The bail should be dismissed.”

The scam had come to light in 2007 when the CBI detected building violations at the Fun Republic multiplex in Manimajra.

Marking an independent inquiry,the CBI had registered a case for causing losses to government through building violations and misuse of public posts. Dhillon had,however,maintained that he was not involved in the management of Fun Republic.

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First published on: 17-04-2009 at 01:03:58 am

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