Arms dealer Nanda’s bail plea decision Friday

March 31st, 2008 - 8:51 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) A city court Monday reserved till Friday its order on the bail plea of arms dealer Suresh Nanda and his son Sanjeev, arrested for allegedly trying to bribe an income tax official. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special court Judge I.K. Kochhar gave the decision after hearing arguments from prosecution and defence counsel.

“Nandas were in touch with Income Tax director Ashutosh Verma from Feb 7 till March 8 and made 94 calls to one another and we are investigating this matter,” argued CBI counsel V.P. Singh, objecting to the bail request.

Last week, the court sent the father-son duo along with Indian Revenue Service officer Verma and chartered accountant Bipin Shah to judicial custody till April 11.

The four had allegedly gathered in a Mumbai hotel room to negotiate the bribe amount to be paid to Verma. CBI sources said Verma had struck a deal for Rs.100 million.

Sanjeev is also accused of killing six people with his BMW car in a hit and run case in 1999.

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