A court here has extended judicial custody for businessman Abhishek Verma and his wife Ancia Neascu till July 18. The couple were arrested for allegedly receiving money from a Swiss arms firm to stall the proceedings begun by the Indian government to blacklist the company.

Special Judge Sanjeev Jain remanded the couple after the CBI said investigations were progressing. Defence counsel objected to the remand application, pointing out that the couple, who were private persons, were booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act, while public servants were yet to be arrested.


Ancia Neascu’s bail plea rejected July 17, 2012