Bail for man who impersonated as PM

Last Updated: Tue, Oct 15, 2013 14:40 hrs

New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) A Delhi court Tuesday granted bail to a man, who along with his accomplices, made hoax calls and demanded money from a private music company by impersonating as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and RJD leader Lalu Prasad.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Lokesh Kumar Sharma granted bail to accused Vikas Dutt Sharma and directed him to furnish a personal bond of Rs.30,000 with a surety of the same amount.

The first information report was registered Sep 27 by music company T-Series' director Ved Prakash Chanana.

Dutt's arrest followed the apprehension of a former employee of T-Series Super Cassettes Industries, Krishan Kumar. They both are accused of demanding favours besides Rs.20 lakh from the company employees.

The court had earlier this month denied bail to Krishan Kumar saying there was likelihood of destruction of evidence if he is released.

The accused have been booked under penal provisions for cheating by impersonation, criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication, extortion, attempt to commit an offence, criminal conspiracy and destruction of evidence.

Krishan Kumar and his accomplices, one of whom is yet to be nabbed, were making hoax calls from three different numbers to officials of the company to demand Rs.20 lakh and seek other favours, police said.

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