Court Extends IAS Officer police Custody

New Delhi, Feb 26: A special court extended the police custody of principal secretary in the Chattisgarh government, B L Agrawal and two others by three days in connection with an bribery case. The fourth accused in the case, Syed Burhanuddin who claimed to be an official of the Prime Minister's Office, is also in the police custody.

During the proceedings, the CBI claimed that the investigation was at a crucial stage and the chain of hawala transactions was yet to be established.

According to the CBI, the officer is facing investigation in two cases registered in 2010, when he was the Health Secretary in the Chhattisgarh government. He has been charge-sheeted in one while the probe is going on in the other case. The agency has registered a case of criminal conspiracy and under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act against the accused. 



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