CWG street lighting scam: HC seeks CBI’s reply
The Delhi High Court on Friday asked CBI to respond on the bail plea of a MCD Superintendent Engineer, who was sentenced to a four-year jail term after being convicted in the 2010 Commonwealth Games-related street lighting scam. Justice Indermeet Kaur issued notice to the probe agency on the petition filed by convict D K Sugan and posted the matter for further hearing on January 18. The high court had on November 23 granted bail to three other convicts in the case, including two MCD officials and a private firm’s director, who were also sentenced to four years in jail in the first conviction in the CWG-related cases. The court had enlarged MCD Executive Engineer O P Mahla, the civic body’s tender clerk Gurcharan Singh and private firm Sweka Powertech Engineering Pvt Ltd’s Director J P Singh on bail. Besides these four convicts, the trial court had on September 2 also awarded a four-year jail term to Accountant Raju V and six years imprisonment to the firm’s Managing Director T P Singh.