[lang_en]Shimla: With special district and session judge (Forests) JL Gupta posting the hearing of Subhash Ahluwalia’s bail application for Tuesday, the remand of the bureaucrat under arrest in a disproportionate asset case stands extended by a day.
Moving the bail application, defendant solicitor MS Chandel argued that the police had wrongly added up the assets of Ahluwalia. He further said that the defendant has all along been cooperating with the investigation and there was no need for extending the police remand.
On the other hand the prosecution held that the accused had reported ill and was hospitalized, which had not given the investigators enough time to question him about the sources of income that apparently do add up with his known sources of income.
“The court has posted the bail application order of Subhash Ahluwalia for Tuesday and till then he remains in police custody,” said Ashok Sharma, spokesman for the vigilance department.
Earlier in the day, a MRI scan of the bureaucrat that had been recommended by the treating physicians could not be done. He had complained of pain in the head and is already being treated for chest pain, diabetes and hypertension.
Ahluwalia, who was the private secretary to former chief minister Virbhadra Singh for four years, was picked up from his Panchkula residence and sent to a 5 day police remand for questioning in the disproportionate case.
The police hold that while the income from all known sources, including that of his wife over a five year period works out to Rs 60.50 lakhs, whereas investigators after conducting raids and stumbling upon papers have come up with assets worth Rs Rs 2.30 crore for the check period.[/lang_en]