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October 12, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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Rudra Maharaj, a former Administrative Officer (at Strategic Framework For Change Coordination Office) at the office of the Prime Minister was granted bail today by the Magistrates Court.

FICAC Senior Legal Officer Rashmi Aslam said prosecution had no objection to the bail application.

Maharaj who was investigated and charged by FICAC was represented by lawyer Iqbal Khan on instructions from Diven Prasad.

FICAC SLO also requested further time to file second phrase disclosures, as the investigations have not yet concluded.

The case has been adjourned to 29 November 2012 for mention.

 It is alleged that being the information officer at the strategic framework for change coordination at the office of the Prime Minister, Maharaj accepted an advantage of $2000 cash and two cheques amounting to $10,000 as a reward from a Avin Prakash on account of using influence in procuring the contract pertaining to tender number WSC 177-182/2012.

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