GUWAHATI: Prime accused in the Assam Police Sub-Inspector (SI) recruitment exam paper leak scam Akshay Chand Baid has been granted interim bail for 15 days by the Gauhati high court.
The court has granted the bail of Baid due to his serious health issues and to undergo a number of medical tests.
Akshay Chand, also known as Akhiya, owner of Akshay Telecommunication the company which got a sub-contract for conducting the recruitment exam, was accused of conspiring with other accused in leaking the exam papers. He was in judicial custody since October 27.
The high court in its order said that the health status report of the accused petitioner revealed that he was suffering from uncontrolled diabetic Mellitus on high dose insulin and complications (Retinopathy and Neuropathy), hypertension, atherosclerosis of the aorta and renal arteries, cerebrovascular accident, peripheral vascular disease, right renal calculus.
The medical reports submitted before the court also mentioned that he had undergone surgery for penile cancer in October 2018 in Chennai
“He is being evaluated further to rule out recurrence and possible upper GI endoscopies. He is being scheduled for below procedures and possible therapies for PET scan, proctoscopy as well as upper GI endoscopy,” the court order said.
On being satisfied, the court ordered for his interim release against one surety of Rs. 30,000.
“The interim bail order shall remain in force for a period of 15 days from the date of release of the accused petitioner from jail. That the accused/petitioner shall return to the Central Jail, Guwahati on the 16th day from the date of his release on interim bail. That the accused/petitioner shall cooperate with the Investigating Officer as and when required,” the court said in its order.
Last year, Baid was arrested while he was undergoing treatment at a city hospital.
On December 18, the Crime Investigation Department (CID) had submitted a charge sheet against 36 accused including Baid in connection with the scam.
Sources added that another eight accused in the case were also been granted bail.