Published On: Tue, Jan 13th, 2015

Dismissed IAS officer Tinoo Joshi surrenders before court

Bhopal: Dismissed IAS officer Tinoo Joshi, who is wanted in connection with disproportionate assets cases, today surrendered before the local court.

Dismissed IAS officer Tinoo Joshi

Dismissed IAS officer Tinoo Joshi

Arvind Joshi and his wife Tinoo Joshi were dismissed from service last year and are wanted in the cases but only Tinoo, who arrived on a wheelchair, surrendered before the Additional District and Sessions Judge D P Mishra and applied for regular bail.

The Supreme Court had on December 18 given three-week time to Tinoo, asking her to apply for regular bail in the court by January 13.

Her counsel Pratul Shandilya prayed to the court that his client should be given regular bail as she has to undergo hysterectomy procedure (removal of uterus) at Government Medical College in Udaipur.

In his submission, Shandilya said that if Tinoo does not get medical attention, her ailment might develop into an uterus cancer.

He said his client was serious and was suffering from a heart ailment as well.

Special judge D P Mishra ruled despite being well-versed with law and judicial proceedings, Tinoo had jumped bail. Also, if she thought she was innocent she should not have gone underground, the judge said.

Accordingly, Court dismissed her bail plea that was moved on medical grounds and sent her to judicial custody till January 26.

Tinoo who reached court premises in wheelchair escorted by two nurses at around noon was sent to jail in an ambulance. She kept her face covered in a black shawl and remained silent during the hearing on her bail application.

Tinoo and Arvind were absconding since March 1 last year when the Lokayukta police charge sheeted them. Since then, the court has issued around half a dozen arrest warrants against them. Arvind is still on the run.

Trouble started for the IAS couple when Income Tax sleuths raided their residence here on February 4, 2010 and recovered Rs 3.04 crore cash and foreign currency to the tune of Rs 7 lakh besides documents related to properties, investments and 49 liquor bottles, including imported ones.

After the Income Tax raids, Lokayukta police raided their residence on December 10, 2010 and recovered Rs 7 lakh cash and other documents relating to their ill-gotten money.

Lokayukta police has pegged the accounted wealth of Joshis’ at Rs 41.87 crore.

Inputs with PTI

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