The Delhi High Court on Friday granted bail to former Minister for Railways Pawan Kumar Bansal’s nephew Vijay Singla in the cash-for-post case. Singla is charged with demanding a bribe of Rs. 10 crore from the then member (staff) in the Railway Board Mahesh Kumar for getting him shifted to the post of member (electrical) there.
The three other accused who were granted bail along with Singla are Mahesh Kumar; his associate and managing director of Bangalore-based G.G. Tronics India Private Limited Narayan Rao Manjunath; and alleged middleman Sandeep Goyal. While granting bail to them, Justice Hima Kohli also allowed their plea to furnish their personal bail bonds of Rs. 5 lakh each with one surety of a like amount, as directed by the Court, before the District Judge or the concerned Additional Sessions Judge.
The investigating agency had charge-sheeted them in July alleging, among other things, that “Singla had demanded Rs.10 crore from Kumar for getting him shifted to the post of member (electrical) laterally from the post of member (staff). The money was to be delivered to Singla in instalments; Rs. 2 crore was to be paid immediately as the first instalment, Rs. 3 crore after the appointment and Rs. 5 crore after five or six months.’’
The four accused had moved the High Court after the trial court on July 12 rejected their bail applications.