Arms deal case: Delhi High Court grants bail to ex-BJP chief Bangaru Laxman

Last Updated: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 08:10 hrs

The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted bail to former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Bangaru Laxman, who was sentenced to four years imprisonment in connection with the fictitious arms deal case.

Laxman has been lodged in Tihar Jail since April 27.

Laxman, convicted for accepting Rs one lakh bribe in a sting operation, had earlier sought leniency on the ground of poor health, while the CBI had sought the maximum punishment of five years for him.

Laxman was convicted for taking bribe from fake arms dealer to recommend to the Defence Ministry to award them a contract to supply thermal binoculars to the Army.

Laxman, a former Union minister, was caught on camera in a sting operation in his chamber in the party headquarters.

He had to quit as president shortly after the sting expose, which created a huge political storm. (ANI)

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