New Delhi: A special court Tuesday granted bail to former Rajya Sabha MP and General Secretary of Jamiat-e-Ulemae Hind Mahmood Ahmed Madani in connection with the LTC scam for allegedly causing a loss of Rs 5.75 lakh to the exchequer by submitting wrong claims.
Special CBI judge Anju Bajaj Chandna granted the relief to Madani on a personal bond of Rs 50,000, news agency PTI reported.
Madani's former PA Mohd Mubashir was also granted bail on the same bond in the case.
The court has now put up the matter for further hearing on March 29 for scrutiny of documents.
The court had taken cognisance of the CBI charge sheet against Madani, a Rashtriya Lok Dal leader from UP, and Mubashir and asked them to appear before the court.
The court had said that there was sufficient evidence to summon them for the alleged offences of cheating, forgery, criminal conspiracy under the IPC and under provisions of Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act.
In its charge sheet, the CBI had alleged that in 2012, Madani, then a Rajya Sabha MP, had entered into a criminal conspiracy with Mubashir and submitted Travel Allowance (TA) claims on the basis of forged e-tickets and cheated the office of Rajya Sabha Secretariat by causing wrongful loss to department and corresponding gain to himself of Rs 5,75,135.