RTA scam: Court grants bail to man who collected money for sr officials

  • | Sunday | 19th November, 2023

Gurgaon: A city court has granted bail to a man who allegedly collected money from agents and brokers on behalf of regional transport authority (RTA) officials for clearing files. The veil was lifted off the racket worth crores by the CMs flying squad in September, which found that a well-oiled system to collect money and clear files was in place at the RTA for several years.Six persons, including a lawyer, have been arrested so far in the case. Although several RTA officials have been named in the FIR, none has been arrested. The flying squads probe has revealed RTA officials were collecting several crores per month for clearing files.Gaurav allegedly used to collect money on behalf of transport inspector Kishori. While granting bail to him, additional sessions judge Tarun Singal in his order on Friday said in such circumstances, without commenting on the merit of the case, the applicant is granted bail on payment of a bond of Rs 1 lakh.The investigation has found that between August 28 and September 11, Gaurav collected Rs 7 lakh and handed it over to Kishori, and was yet to collect another Rs 36.6 lakh from brokers.Shyambir Singh, the counsel for the accused, said recovery has already been affected and nothing remains to be recovered from Gaurav. Trial will likely take time, no purpose will be served in keeping him behind bars, Singh added.We also published the following articles recentlyRevenue recovery: Over Rs 8,000 crore awaiting collectionThe state of Kerala is struggling to collect pending revenue, with a total of Rs 8,035.91 crore still due for collection as of August. Surprisingly, 60.71% of this amount, amounting to Rs 4,878.25 crore, is stuck due to stays ordered by the court or the government. Only Rs 326.76 crore has been recovered so far, which is a mere 11.85%. Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, and Wayanad districts are the worst performers in terms of revenue recovery. The dues include sales tax, agriculture income tax, excise tax, motor vehicle tax, and forest dues.HC: Detention cant be indefinite; grants bail to ISIS supporterThe Madras High Court has released a suspected ISIS supporter on bail, stating that detention of an accused cannot be indefinite under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The court emphasized that there must be more than grave suspicion to deny bail and that restrictions on granting bail under the Act do not violate human rights. The court considered the length of the petitioners custody and the likelihood of a reasonable trial timeframe in granting bail. The petitioner is required to stay in Chennai and appear before the trial court daily until further orders.No proof of abortion done on woman, Bombay HC grants bail to doctorA doctor accused of performing an abortion without a womans consent has been released on bail by the Bombay high court. The court noted that there was no evidence connecting the doctor to the procedure and that his career was at stake. The woman had filed an FIR stating that her husband and mother-in-law took her to a public health centre where her foetus was aborted. However, the FIR did not disclose the date of the abortion or name the doctor. The doctors advocate argued that at the advanced stage of the pregnancy, an abortion would require an operation, not just medication.

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