Uliburu Mining Scam: Deepak Gupta Granted Interim Bail

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Cuttack: Orissa High Court granted interim bail for one month to Uliburu mining scam prime accused, Deepak Gupta. The court rejected the application for regular bail.

While granting the interim bail, the High Court set certain conditions including deposit of Rs 1  crore in cash with the court and surety of Rs 2 crore.

Ordering Gupta not to go outside Keonjhar without its permission, the court directed him to appear before the court physically on each date of hearing of the case during the interim bail period and surrender his passport with the court and surrender in the court after completion of the interim bail period of one month.

Deepak Gupta is the prime accused in the Rs 1,800 crore mining scam of September 2013.

State vigilance officials arrested him on September 4, 2013, for his alleged involvement in the mining scam at Uliburu in Keonjhar.

The case pertains to Uliburu mines area located in Joda mining circle in Keonjhar district of Odisha where largescale alleged irregularities were detected by the state mines department.

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