Two accused in CWG street-lighting scam get bail

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has granted bail to entrepreneurs J P Singh and T P Singh, arrested for their alleged roles in a corruption case involving award of a contract to their firm for upgrading the city`s street lighting before the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Justice Mukta Gupta granted bail to the promoters of Delhi-based Sweka Powerteck Engineers Pvt Ltd on a personal bond of Rs five lakh each along with two sureties of same amount. Singhs along with MCD Superintendent Engineer D K Sugan, Executive Engineer O P Mahala, Accountant Raju V and civic body`s tender clerk Gurcharan Singh have been accused of causing a loss of nearly Rs 1.43 crore to the exchequers in illegal award of the contract to the firm.

Justice Gupta granted them bail accepting Singhs` counsel Sidharth Luthra and Pramod Dubey argument that the accused have been in the judicial custody for more than a year and all the material witnesses have been examined in the case. The trial court on March 12 had framed charges against Singhs and other accused for criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and various provisions of the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act.