Vadodara: A special ACB (anti-corruption bureau) court denied anticipatory bail to retired government staffer in a disproportionate assets (DA) case on Tuesday.
The accused Girishkumar Shah, who retired as an additional assistant engineer of the irrigation department, had sought anticipatory bail on July 7 on the grounds that the ACB had miscalculated his assets and he had purchased and invested in everything through cheques only. He also told the court that looking at his age it would not be desirable to lodge him in jail in the current situation of the pandemic.
Shah’s bail was opposed by ACB stating that Shah is already facing another case under the Prevention of Corruption Act as he had demanded a bribe of Rs 43,000 to sanction the bill of Rs 86,000 value. “The accused between 2010-11 and 2018-19 made an investment of over Rs 2 crore while his income from known source during the same period was Rs 1.9 crore. The amount invested in real estate was found to be more than Rs 1.26 crore,” said district GP Anil Desai. TNN