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Where is the chargesheet in the bullet-proof scam?

Posted in CRPF with tags , , on 6 July 2010 by indiasecuritymonitor

Several channels and newspapers have reported that the accused in the bullet-proof jacket scam have been released on bail since the Central Bureau of Investigation has failed to prepare the chargesheet against them in the requisite time.

However none of the channels or papers specify WHY this has happened. Outlook only reports that:

Radhey Shyam Sharma, an Indian Railway and Engineering Service Officer of 1984 batch, who is accused of accepting Rs 10 lakh bribe, was granted bail along with co-accused R K Gupta, director of a Delhi-based company, on statutory ground.

“The accused are admitted on bail on furnishing of personal and surety bond of Rs 50,000 each,” special CBI Judge O P Saini, who conducted the proceedings at his residence here, said.

Earlier, the court had rejected their bail plea saying the offence was “grave” and the accused may tamper with the ongoing probe in the “sensitive” case.

The fresh bail applications were filed under the provision of the CrPC which entitles an accused to bail if the chargesheet is not filed within 60 days of lodging the FIR.

The scam was to the effect that the officer had accepted a bribe for passing confidential information to some firms involved in the tender process.

So it seems that this crime will also go the way of the wayward! Only the CRPF jawans will keep dying. Unless someone can explain the reasons why the chargesheet was not filed and NOW what is being done about it. Or is it beyond the CBI now that the files are ‘declared’ missing?