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Delhi court grants bail to CBI DSP Devender Kumar

In the bail application, Kumar stated his arrest as "illegal" and urged the court to set him free.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: October 31, 2018 4:57:33 pm
Seized papers from Deputy SP to stop them from being destroyed, CBI tells court CBI arrested Deputy Superintendent of Police Devender Kumar in connection with bribery allegations involving its Special Director and second-in-command Rakesh Asthana, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018. (Source: PTI Photo)

The Delhi’s Patiala House Court Wednesday granted bail to CBI DSP Devender Kumar who was arrested in connection with bribery allegations involving Special Director Rakesh Asthana. Kumar was asked to furnish a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and a surety in the like amount. The CBI had not opposed Kumar’s bail petition.

Earlier in the day, Special CBI Judge Santosh Snehi Mann had reserved the judgment on Kumar’s bail plea. The Delhi court on Tuesday sent Kumar and middleman Manoj Prasad to 14 days judicial custody.

During the hearing, the lawyer representing Kumar informed the court that every rule has been violated by the CBI in the case against him and pointed out the “irony” is that the person who followed the rule has been put behind bars.

In the bail application, Kumar stated that his arrest was “illegal” and urged the court to set him free. The application further stated that Kumar was ready to abide by the conditions imposed by the court while granting him bail and claimed that the CBI did not have valid search warrants when they raided his office and residence.

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Responding to Kumar’s plea alleging that the seven mobile phones, an iPad and external hard drive seized from his house were tampered, CBI’s new investigating officer Satish Dagar informed the Special Court Tuesday that the seizure report had only one mobile phone listed.

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