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Special CBI court grants bail to suspended MHA official

Special CBI court grants bail to suspended MHA official

New Delhi : The special CBI court on Tuesday granted bail to suspended Home Ministry Under Secretary Anand Joshi, who has been arrested on the charges of issuing Foreign Contribution Regulation Act ( FCRA) notices arbitrarily to NGOs for financial gain.

Joshi, was on May 24, sent to judicial custody till June 6.

The CBI, which began scrutinising various files related to the MHA Under Secretary on May 17, told the court that they found 14 files, of which seven were seized.

Joshi fled after the charges of corruption were slapped on him, but was arrested earlier this month and sent to the CBI custody.

The CBI is scanning email correspondences that Joshi had with representatives of NGOs and also looking into properties which are in Joshi’s wife’s name.

Joshi, who was found hiding at a relative’s residence in Tilak Nagar, had left home in Indirapuram to evade questioning by the CBI on May 11, leaving behind a letter in which he claimed that he was subjected to mental harassment. (ANI)