The CBI Special Court on Friday granted bail to CPWD executive engineer, who was recently caught red-handed by the CBI, taking bribe. The court granted bail to M Rajavelu, considering that the investigation of the case is almost complete.
P Sasidharan, judge, CBI Special Court, said the contention of the CBI that the accused would influence witnesses and tamper with evidence could not be considered.
According to the court, since main witnesses were questioned and several documents in connection with the case have been taken in custody, the accused is no more required to remain in judicial custody.
It said Rajavelu had already been in CBI custody and judicial custody for some days now.It ordered Rajavelu’s release after he executes a bond of `50,000 with two solvent sureties.
Rajavelu has been told to present himself before the investigation officer every Monday between 10 am and 12 noon for the next two months or till the final report of the case is filed.
The accused has been asked not to contact or communicate with the complainant or witnesses of the case.