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Ranagate isn’t over: 4 years on CBI case against BCI trustee + 4 others not dead

Rajinder Singh Rana
Rajinder Singh Rana
Bar Council of India (BCI) member Rajinder Singh Rana and former BCI vice chairman Raju Dhanpal Raj were charged for corruption by a special CBI court, for taking bribes in exchange for a favourable inspection report to a law college, reported the [http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Former-Bar-Council-members-face-corruption-charges/articleshow/49682006.cms *TimesofIndia*].

The case against Rana and Raj is in the CBI since 2011.

CBI special judge Manoj Kumar Nagpal has fixed 21 November as the date for framing charges against Rana, Raj and three officials associated with the law college concerned – Vaish Education Society Rohtak. The five accused are currently on bail but will have to be present in court on 21 November.

Rs 7 lakh and two mobile handsets were allegedly gifted to Rana and Raj, as part of the bribe for approving a new law course which the society wanted to run in Vaish Law College, according to the CBI. A case was registered in the CBI on the basis of initial information against Rana, Raj and the society’s president on 25 February 2011, according to the TOI report.

Rana has been continuing as a member at the council despite the ongoing case and the rejection os his bail application even by the Supreme Court. He is currently the associate managing trustee at the BCI, according to the regulator’s website.

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