Coal scam: SP’s custody extended

Published: 22nd May 2013 09:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd May 2013 09:06 AM   |  A+A-

Special CBI judge GP Singh on Tuesday extended the custody of Vivek Dutt, the CBI’s chief investigating officer in the coal scam, who was arrested for allegedly taking a `7 lakh bribe from businessman to favour him in a land dispute case.

The court directed Dutt to appear before him on Wednesday at 10 am.

The judge pulled up the CBI and asked why the accused were produced before it at 4.30 pm, when the court had on May 18 directed the CBI to produce them at 2.30 pm.

“Officers of the premier investigative agency should act in a disciplined manner and produce the accused well within time,” the judge said adding that the explanation given by the CBI regarding the delay “lacks substance”.

Also, the agency was asked to submit the case diary, CD as well as transcripts of the recorded statements of the accused on Wednesday.On Friday, the investigative agency had arrested Dutt, CBI inspector Rajesh Chandra Karnatak and alleged middleman Rajesh Pachisia for allegedly taking a bribe from businessman Dinesh Chand Gupta.


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