Published On: Thu, Dec 3rd, 2015

Tainted ex-IAS officer Arvind Joshi gets temporary bail

Jabalpur: The Madhya Pradesh High Court today granted temporary bail of three months to the dismissed IAS officer Arvind Joshi for undergoing medical treatment.

Dismissed IAS officer Arvind Joshi today got temporary bail from the Madhya Pradesh High Court.

Dismissed IAS officer Arvind Joshi today got temporary bail from the Madhya Pradesh High Court.

Joshi is lodged in a Bhopal jail since September 15, 2015. He and his wife Tinoo Joshi, also a dismissed IAS officer, are facing charges of amassing assets disproportionate to their known sources of income.

Justice S Kemkar asked him to surrender his passport.

Joshi’s lawyer Pratul Shandilya told the court that his client was suffering from blood cancer and needed immediate treatment.

Lokayukta counsel Pankaj Dubey opposed the bail application stating that Arvind’s permanent address was not available and, in case he absconded, it would be difficult to trace him.

The HC, however, rejected the Lokayukta counsel’s contention and granted bail to Joshi.

According to the charge sheet filed in the trial court by Lokayukta, the Joshis had acquired ill-gotten wealth of more than Rs 41 crore.

PTI

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