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Court directs Tihar Jail officials to present Kejriwal’s nephew

A court in New Delhi on Saturday directed Tihar jail authorities to produce before it, on Sunday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s nephew Vinay Bansal arrested in connection with an alleged scam worth Rs 6 crore in the Public Works Department (PWD).

Duty Metropolitan Magistrate Shilpa Jain issued a production warrant for Bansal after Tihar jail officials failed to present him before her.

The jail authorities has also failed to present Bansal before the court on Friday.

The Anti-Corruption Branch on Thursday arrested Bansal from his residence in west Delhi’s Pitampura after he failed to give satisfactory replies about a firm.

Bansal was later sent to one-day judicial custody on Thursday after he was presented in a Tis Hazari court here.

The son of Kejriwal’s late brother-in-law Surender Bansal, he was a partner in a firm alleged to be involved in the scam.

The ACB registered an FIR on May 8, 2017 after a complaint that Surender Bansal got a tender below 46 per cent on behalf of company Renu Construction, on the estimated cost of Rs 4.9 lakh.

It was also mentioned in the complaint that the quality of iron and cement supplied were not up to the mark. During the probe, it was found that iron and cement were brought from Mahadeo Impacts, which was later found to be non-existent. Vinay Bansal was a partner with his father in Mahadeo Impacts. (IANS) 

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