New Delhi, Oct 31: The Patiala House Court on Wednesday granted bail to suspended Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Deputy Superintendent of Police Devender Kumar, who had been arrested in a bribery case involving Special Director Rakesh Asthana.
The court asked him to furnish a bail bond of Rs 50,000 and surety of the like amount.
The development comes a day after, he was sent to 14 days judicial custody.
— ANI (@ANI) October 31, 2018
The probe agency had arrested Kumar in the Moin Qureshi case over the allegation of falsification of records while probing allegations against meat exporter Moin Qureshi and was remanded to CBI custody till October 30.
Kumar was an Investigating Officer in a case against Qureshi, who is facing multiple cases of money laundering and corruption.
As per the Central Bureau of Investigation, Kumar fabricated the statement of Sathish Sana, a witness in the Qureshi case, showing he recorded the statement on September 26 in Delhi.
However, the probe has revealed that Sana was not in Delhi. He was in Hyderabad on that day and joined the investigation only on October 1.
Kumar’s arrest comes after the CBI filed an FIR against Asthana, Kumar and two others under sections pertaining to Prevention of Corruption Act.
The CBI has alleged that bribes were taken at least five times in December 2017 and October this year to settle a case of meat exporter Moin Qureshi.