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Ex-Metropolitan Magistrate gets bail in bribe case

A former special metropolitan magistrate of SDMC, arrested by CBI for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 25,000 from a shop owner here, was on Tuesday granted bail by a Delhi court. Special CBI judge Vinod Kumar granted bail to R P Bhatia, arrested by CBI on a personal bond of Rs 50,000. The court rejected the contentions of the agency which had opposed Bhatia’s bail plea on the ground that he might tamper with evidence and win over two key prosecution witnesses who are government servants. “Both the witnesses are public servants.  Therefore, I do not find substance in the apprehension of the prosecution that accused will be able to win over those witnesses. Further, though the
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