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Metro rail scam: Ex-IAS Sanjay Gupta gets bail

The Gujarat high court on Tuesday granted bail to former IAS officer Sanjay Gupta in the Rs 113-crore Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Metro rail scam case. He was granted bail on the condition that he deposits security money of Rs 1 crore in two instalments of Rs 50 lakh each in one month. He was also asked to report to the police station every Monday and cooperate with the probe.

Gupta, who served as the executive chairman of the state-owned Metro-Link Express for Ahemdabad and Gandhinagar (MEGA), was arrested by the CID (Crime) last year on allegations of financial bunglings to the tune of Rs 113 crore during his tenure in MEGA in 2012. The CID had booked Gupta and seven others for allegedly syphoning off Rs 113 crore by presenting “forged” bills and “bogus” documents related to ground-filling work carried out near Bhat village for Metro project in 2012.
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