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CBI gets 15-day to get sanction to prosecute public servants

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The was today granted 15 days by a special to obtain sanction to prosecute two public servants in a graft case involving Chief Minister Kejriwal's former principal secretary Rajendra Kumar.

Special Judge Kumar fixed the matter for August 29 after the said it needed more time as the sanction related to the two public servants was still awaited.

The sanctions were awaited for R S Kaushik and G K Nanda, the current and former managing directors (MDs) of Intelligent Communication System Limited (ICSIL), a PSU.

The had earlier filed a charge sheet against the 1989-batch IAS officer for alleged offences of criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery under the besides provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Eight others and a company, Endeavour Systems Private Limited (ESPL), were also listed in the document.

Besides Rajendra Kumar, Kaushik and Nanda, the list also includes Tarun Sharma, former deputy secretary in Kejriwal's office, Kumar's close aide Ashok Kumar and ESPL co-owner

The CBI alleged in the FIR that the accused had entered into a criminal conspiracy and caused losses of Rs 12 crore to the government in the award of contracts between 2007 and 2015.

The CBI had registered the case alleging that Kumar had abused his official position by "favouring a particular firm in the last few years in getting tenders of government departments".

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First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 17:28 IST