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Bribery scam: Ashok Singhvi, four others sent to judicial custody

Ashok Singhvi and his aides were arrested by the ACB last week after they were found to be engaged in a massive bribery racket in the state mining department.

By: Express News Service | Jaipur |
Updated: September 25, 2015 12:02:07 am
Rajasthan, Rajasthan bribery racket, Rajasthan mining secy, Rajasthan mining secy detained, Rajasthan Anti-Corruption Bureau, Jaipur latest news Cash worth Rs 2.5 crore seized by the ACB on Wednesday. (Source: Express Photo)

Arrested IAS officer Ashok Singhvi, along with four other accused, was sent to judicial custody by an Udaipur court on Thursday.

Singhvi, the former Principal Secretary (Mines) of Rajasthan, and his aides were arrested by the ACB last week after they were found to be engaged in a massive bribery racket in the state mining department.

Three other accused are already in jail in this connection.

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On Thursday, Singhvi, two officials from the department, Pankaj Gehlot and PR Ameta, along with two brokers, Sanjay Sethi and Rashid Khan, were presented before the anti-corruption judge Ajit Kumar, who ordered them into judicial custody.

Local news reports from Udaipur claimed while the  other accused were taken from Judge Kumar’s residence to the prison in a police bus, Singhvi was taken in a Bolero car.

Also, Singhvi reportedly did not have to undergo any security checks. The prison authorities escorted him in his car, said local news reports.

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