New Delhi, July 26: A Delhi court on Tuesday, July 26, granted bail to former Principal Secretary in the Delhi government.
Kumar was being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for corruption charges. Kumar who was recently arrested by the CBI on charges of corruption had sought bail from a Delhi court.
The bail today was granted to him after he was asked to furnish a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh.
Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has been ‘arrested’, perhaps a pointer to a toughening of the Centre’s stance on the unrest in the state.
Indeed, the fact that no meeting took place between Union Home minister Rajnath Singh and the separatist leaders during the former’s visit to the state over the weekend is being seen as growing realisation in Delhi that the Hurriyat and other separatist organisations are increasingly irrelevant in Jammu and Kashmir affairs, beyond their efforts to keep the state on the boil.
Yet, the one question that observers ask is, why hasn’t stronger action been taken against these separatists, despite there being several dossiers and cases against them, ranging from money laundering to sedition. Successive Indian governments have been “foolishly scared” to act against the likes of Geelani, says former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) officer Amar Bhushan in an interview with OneIndia. Excerpts: