Court sends CRPF commandant to transit remand

May 6th, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) A city court Wednesday ordered that a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) commandant and two others, arrested here for their alleged involvement in a recruitment scam for anti-Maoist force COBRA, be produced in a special Patna court on or before May 7.
“The allegation against the accused is that he is involved in showing illegal favour to various people in recruitment of constables in the CRPF,” Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaweri Baweja said while allowing a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) plea to take Commandant Yadvendra Singh on transit remand.

Singh was arrested Tuesday by the probe agency from Delhi.

The CBI has alleged that several incriminating documents were recovered during the search of his house. A first information report in the case was registered May 1.

Two other accused, Pargat Singh and Pappu Singh, were also produced before the court by the CBI.

Pargat is brother-in-law of B.S. Sandhu, presiding officer of Constable Recruitment Board at Begusarai in Bihar and Pappu is an alleged middle man.

According to the CBI, Pappu was arrested Tuesday from New Delhi railway station on a tip-off that he was carrying Rs.600,000 to be handed over to Pargat.

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