Kushwaha bail plea withdrawn

Ghaziabad: Two days after former Uttar Pradesh minister Babu Singh Kushwaha was arrested by the CBI in the multi-crore NRHM scam, his bail petition was withdrawn today from a local court.

The defence counsel had filed the petition seeking bail for Kushwaha at a CBI court here on Saturday when he was arrested by the CBI in connection with the case.

The CBI will now produce Kushwaha, who is on 10-day police remand, before the court on March 13.

Meanwhile, the CBI court extended to March 19 the judicial custody of former Managing Director of Uttar Pradesh Small Industry Development Corporation Abhay Kumar Vajpayee and retired Director General (Family Welfare) S P Ram in the case.