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Bhushan Steel ex-promoter's interim bail to continue in Rs 25 bn fraud case

An SC bench said it was only allowing the interim bail to continue, and the operation of the rest of the judgement regarding various aspects will be deliberated later

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Bhushan Steel's ex-promoter Neeraj Singal. File photo
Bhushan Steel’s ex-promoter Neeraj Singal. File photo

The Tuesday said Neeraj Singal, former promoter of Bhushan Steel, will remain out on interim bail granted by the in a Rs 25 billion

A bench comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, however, stayed the operation of the judgement and transferred to itself the plea Singal had filed in the high court for adjudication.

The bench said it was only allowing the interim bail to continue, and the operation of the rest of the judgement regarding various aspects, including the Serious Fraud Investigation Office's power to arrest and investigate, will be deliberated later.

The had on August 29 granted bail to Singal, arrested by the for allegedly siphoning off Rs 25 billion of

The apex court was hearing an plea to stay the Delhi High Court order in the case.

The had earlier said Singal is accused of siphoning off Rs 25 billion of public funds, and his release will cause grave harm to the ongoing probe, which has reached an advanced stage.

It had sought a stay on the high court order, claiming that the accused usurped public money taken through bank loans.

First Published: Tue, September 04 2018. 12:26 IST
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