CBI Row: Delhi Court Grants Bail To DSP Devender Kumar


New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) DSP Devender Kumar was granted bail by a Delhi Court on Wednesday. Kumar was arrested in connection with bribery allegations involving the agency’s Special Director Rakesh Asthana.

Special CBI Judge Santosh Snehi Mann also asked him to furnish a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and a surety of like amount.

In his bail application, Kumar had termed his custody “illegal” and urged the court to accept his plea.

The petition also said Kumar was ready to abide by the conditions imposed by the court while granting him bail.

Kumar, in his application, also claimed that the CBI sleuths did not have valid search warrants when they raided his office and residence.

Earlier in the day, the Delhi court reserved its verdict on the bail plea of Kumar. The Special CBI Judge said he would pass order later during the day after both sides complete their arguments.

Notably, on October 24, the probe agency had arrested Kumar in the Moin Qureshi case over the allegation of falsification of records in connection with the bribery charges against special director Rakesh Asthana.

As per the CBI, Kumar fabricated the statement of Sathish Sana, a witness in the Qureshi case, showing he recorded the statement on September 26 in Delhi.

CBI lodged an FIR against Kumar, under Sections pertaining to the Prevention of Corruption Act.

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