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A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Tuesday remanded to four days judicial custody a superintendent of Central Excise along with a middleman for allegedly demanding bribe of Rs.60 lakh from a mobile phones importer.

A central excise commissioner is also accused but has not been arrested as he is in hospital for heart treatment.

CBI special judge Talwant Singh remanded the official Lallan Ojha and middleman Hemant Gandhi to custody till Jan 7, saying: “The other accused are yet to be arrested and these two accused persons are required to be confronted with each other and with evidence collected.”

The four days are sufficient for further custodial interrogation, the judge said.

The CBI has requested seven days custodial interrogation of the accused to unearth the conspiracy and confront the accused with other suspects of the case.

The CBI has registered a case against the two accused along with Central Excise Commissioner A.K. Srivastava for allegedly seeking bribe from two mobile phones importers. Srivastava is admitted in a private hospital where he has undergone an angioplasty.



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