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Former Tourism Ministry official Nachiketa Kapur, arrested for allegedly securing a job with the 2010 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee on basis of a forged educational certificate, was today granted interim bail by a Delhi court till September 20.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Gautam Manan granted bail to Kapur, who was arrested after his surrender before the court on September 15.

He got the interim bail on the plea that he had to attend the last rites of his father who had died recently.

“Keeping in view the facts that the father of the accused got expired on September 7, 2012, the accused is admitted to interim bail on furnishing a personal bond and surety bond in the sum of Rs 50,000 for two days…,” the ACMM said.

Kapur was produced before the court after expiry of the police custody tenure.

Public Prosecutor Rajiv Mohan sought extension of his custody for further interrogation in the case, lodged on July 30 on the allegation that he had managed to get a job in the CWG OC in July 2009 by using a fake degree of Delhi University showing him to be a 1994 graduate.

The Delhi High Court had on September 11 dismissed Kapur’s anticipatory bail plea saying a proper probe was needed in the case.

According to the police, Kapur was also employed with Tourism and Women and Child Welfare ministries and was also associated with the National Security Council.

The Crime Branch of Delhi police had registered an FIR against Kapur under Sections 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery for cheating), 471 (using the forged document) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC for his alleged role in the case.

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