New Delhi: A Delhi court today issued a second production warrant against chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s relative Vinay Bansal, arrested in connection with an alleged scam in the Public Works Department (PWD), after Tihar jail authorities failed to produce him before it.
The first production warrant for Bansal, a nephew of Mr Kejriwal, was issued yesterday by additional sessions judge Sanjay Khanagwal, who had also sought an explanation from the Tihar jail superintendent for failing to produce him.
On Saturday, duty metropolitan Magistrate Shilpa Jain sought Bansal’s presence in the court on Sunday.
Bansal was admitted to a hospital and sent to one-day judicial remand after he fainted in the courtroom on May 10, when the court rejected the anti-corruption branch’s plea for Bansal’s three-day police remand, saying he was not medically fit.
In a courtroom packed with lawyers and mediapersons, Bansal fainted during the hearing.
Bansal on Saturday moved a bail application, which will be heard on Monday. Previously, the public prosecutor had argued that Bansal’s custodial interrogation was necessary to dig out the facts in the case.
Opposing the remand, Bansal’s counsel B.S. Joon said the FIR was filed in 2017 and since then no evidence has been found against the accused.