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Ex-Mumbai police chief gets interim bail

November 04, 2004 14:05 IST

The Supreme Court on Thursday granted bail to former Mumbai police commissioner R S Sharma, who was arrested for his alleged involvement in the fake stamp paper scam.

A bench comprising Justice N Santosh Hegde and Justice S B Sinha accepted Sharma's application but after imposing stringent conditions - bond of Rs 50,000 along with two sureties of the like amount.

Sharma was granted interim bail till the first week of December when his application for regular bail will be taken up for hearing.

The apex Court ordered him to deposit his passport with authorities, not make an attempt to contact any witness and not leave Pune without the permission of the court. Pune is his original place of residence.

He has to co-operate with the investigation as and when required.

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