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Court sends contractor to police custody for a day

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A court today sent a contractor, arrested in connection with an alleged scam in the (PWD), to police custody for a day.

sent to custody after the for Police's Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) said he was required for custodial interrogation.

Vinay, who is the son of Chief Arvind Kejriwal's Surender Bansal, was produced before the court after his two-day custody granted to the ACB ended today.

According to an FIR lodged in May last year, Vinay and his father were working on a project of over Rs 4 crore. After receiving a payment of Rs 3 crore, they showed fake bills of Rs 1 crore for procurement of from a company that was "non-existent".

Vinay was arrested on May 10 by the ACB. The court had then rejected the application of the ACB for police remand, saying Vinay, who had fainted and collapsed in the courtroom that day, was not medically fit.

Three FIRs, including one against a company run by Bansal, were registered by the ACB in this case on May 9 last year.

Three companies, including Renu Constructions (owned by the Bansals, and Pawan Kumar), were named in the FIRs.

In a complaint, Rahul Sharma, the of (RACO), had alleged that Kejriwal and had misused their office for grant of contracts to Bansal. However, they were not named in the FIR.

RACO, an organisation which claims to monitor construction projects in the national capital, had alleged that a firm linked to Bansal was involved in financial irregularities in building a drainage system in north-west Delhi.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 16:05 IST