February 7, 2009 12:24:03 am
Dehu Cantonment Board CEO Rajendra Pawar and section engineer Shashikant Shinde were granted bail on Friday evening for a surety of Rs 15,000 by additional sessions judge PR Bora.
The duo were arrested on Monday and sent to police custody till February 6 for allegedly demanding bribe for passing pending bills and issuing work order for civil job.
Advocate Sudheer Shah,who argued for the duo,said that the DCB had blacklisted complainant Ramesh Chughs company for five years in 2006.
This was on the basis of a report of the companys efficiency prepared by Shinde. So,he might have trapped the duo to seek revenge. Also,Pawars fingerprints were not found on the cash he allegedly took from Chugh. It was kept on a chair in the DCB office.
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The prosecution demanded that Pawar and Shinde be remanded to police custody till February 9 as the investigation is in progress. SPP Mohanrao Deshmukh said that though they had demanded police custody the court gave them magisterial custody. They immediately applied for bail.
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