Court grants bail to accused in ITPO redevelopment contract case

Posted on January 08, 2018 from Delhi, National ι Report #168554

New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) A court here on Monday granted bail to a Ghaziabad-based middleman in a case related to alleged irregularities in Rs 2,149.93 crore ITPO redevelopment contract case.

Special judge Arvind Kumar granted bail to middleman Rishabh Agrawal asking him to furnish a personal bond and a surety bond of Rs 1 lakh each.

The court also said that it will hear the bail application of Capacite Structures managing director Sanjay Kulkarni on Tuesday.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) last month registered a corruption and bribery case against NBCC CMD Anoop Kumar Mittal for ensuring that a portion of a Rs 2,149.93 crore contract awarded to Mumbai-based Shapoorji Pallonji and Co (P) Ltd for redeveloping the ITPO Complex in the Pragati Maidan here be sub-contracted to another firm.

Mittal is accused of "strongly directing" his junior to ensure that a portion of the contract awarded to Shapoorji Pallonji by NBCC, a government enterprise under the Ministry of Urban Development, be given to another Mumbai-based firm, Capacite Structures Ltd.

Apart from Mittal, public servant Pradeep Kumar Mishra and mediator Aakash Deep Chouhan have also been booked under charges of bribery, criminal conspiracy under the the Indian Penal Code and Prevention of Corruption Act.

The FIR said that Kulkarni approached Mishra through mediator Agrawal to get the deal in his favour.