Delhi TV actor accused of bribing official gets bail

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) A court here on Friday granted bail to TV actor and Elder Pharmaceuticals COO Anuj Saxena, accused of bribing former Corporate Affairs Ministry official B.K. Bansal who committed suicide last year.

Granting bail, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Gurdeep Singh directed Saxena, who is also a model and film producer, not to leave country without the court’s permission and join the investigation whenever required.

The court also told him not to tamper with evidence or influence prosecution witnesses in the case.

On February 16, Saxena surrendered before the court. He was directed by the Delhi High Court on February 13 to surrender before the trial court.

The CBI has alleged that Saxena played a direct role in bribing Bansal to ensure that he does not order a Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) inspection against his company on charges of illegal collection of Rs 175 crore from 24,000 investors, diversion of funds to companies abroad and not filing returns on time.

The CBI has also alleged that Bansal was dealing with the violations by Elder Pharmaceuticals.

Bansal was arrested by the CBI on July 16 last year on chargers of taking a Rs 9 lakh bribe from Elder Pharmaceuticals.

His wife Satyabala, 57, and daughter Neha, 27, committed suicide on July 19 by hanging themselves at their house in east Delhi, and Bansal and his 31-year-old son Yogesh followed suit on September 27, 2016.

–IANS

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