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Former CWG OC DG to be released on parole

July 21, 2011 20:25 IST

Jailed Commonwealth Games Organising Committee former Director General V K Verma was on Tuesday granted custodial parole to attend the last rites of his mother-in-law in Chennai.

"The Central Bureau of Investigation has opposed the plea but in the facts and circumstances, I allow Verma to attend the 'Chautha' ceremony of his mother-in-law at Chennai on July 24 in custody," Special CBI Judge Talwant Singh said.

Verma -- accused of corruption, cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy in the TSR scam -- was allowed round trip to Chennai on July 24 from 4:00 am to 11:00 pm.

"His flight is slated to leave from Indira Gandhi International airport at 6:30 am. He be taken to the airport at 4 am and  should be brought back to the Tihar Jail by 11 pm the same day...Jail superintendent is directed to give names of the security staff accompanying him and to coordinate with the  security at the IGI airport and at the Chennai airport so that no inconvenience is caused," the court said.

The judge also allowed Verma to have a 10-minute telephonic conversation with his wife, who is already in Chennai, to coordinate for the ceremony.

In view of submission made by Verma's counsel, the court directed him to make necessary arrangements for himself and the security personnel accompanying him to Chennai and back.

Verma was directed to submit all travel details to the jail superintendent in advance while his counsel also informed the court that he would apply for another custodial parole for the 'tervi' ceremony as and when the date, time and the venue is decided.
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