Graft case: Ex-Baran district collector sent to 14-day judicial custody

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Kota, Dec 25 (PTI) A court here on Friday sent a former Baran district collector to 14-day judicial custody, two days after he was arrested on corruption charges. On Thursday, the court had remanded Indra Rao in one-day police custody after which he was produced in the court.

The court sent him to the judicial custody till January 14, Anti-Corruption Bureau ASP C P Sharma said on Friday.

He said the ACB will now approach the court for Rao’s lie-detection test.

Rao was removed from his post after his personal assistant was held taking a bribe of Rs 1.40 lakh on December 9.

Rao was awaiting posting orders when he was arrested on Wednesday.

Earlier this month, a petrol pump dealer in Baran had lodged a complainant with the ACB, alleging that Rao's PA had demanded a bribe of Rs. 2.40 lakh from him for the issuance of a no-objection certificate and the renewal of the land lease. PTI CORR RDK RDK