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Arvind Kejriwal’s ex-principal secretary Rajendra Kumar granted bail

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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s former principal secretary Rajendra Kumar, who was arrested for his alleged involvement in a corruption case, was on Tuesday granted bail on a surety of Rs 1 lakh.

Rajendra Kumar, a 1989 batch Indian Administrative Service officer of Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory cadre, was accused of abusing his official position in awarding Delhi government contracts of Rs 9.5 crore to private firm Endeavour Systems Private Limited and is in judicial custody till July 27.

Special Judge Kumar had sent Rajendra and six of his co-accused, including RS Kaushik and GK Nanda, the present and former managing directors of public sector company Intelligent Communication Systems India Limited (ICSIL); Tarun Sharma, a Deputy Secretary in the office of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal; Dinesh Kumar Gupta and Sandeep Kumar, directors on the board of private company Endeavour System Private Limited (ESPL); and Ashok Kumar, a private individual – to judicial custody after the CBI counsel submitted that further police remand was not required.

PTI

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