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Four get bail in adoption racket


PUNE: The court of special judge S V Lathkar on Thursday granted bail to four suspects who are allegedly involved in an inter-country adoption racket.

The suspects include city-based Preet Mandir's managing trustee Joginder Singh Bhasin's wife Mahinder (68) and son Gurupreet (42), former social worker Chandrashekhar Admane (39) and J K Mittal (55), former chairman of the New Delhi-based Child Adoption Resource Agency. The CBI had chargesheeted Preet Mandir's managing trustee Joginder Singh Bhasin and others after their alleged involvement in the racket had come to light. The CBI had investigated the case, following an order of the Bombay high court.

Special public prosecutor Vivek Saxena and Ayub Pathan appeared on behalf of the CBI, while defence lawyers Rohit Tulpule and Bapusaheb Sarak appeared for suspects.

2011 Apr 29