Thiruvananthapuram: Thiruvananthapuram Principal Sessions Court on Wednesday rejected bail application of former Director of the Information and Public Relations Department A. Firoz in an advance fee fraud case.
Firoz was arrested last month as he had been arraigned as accused along with alleged financial fraudsters Saritha S. Nair and Biju Radhakrishnan in a case registered in 2009 on the basis of a builder’s complaint.
The complainant alleged that Saritha and Radhakrishnan had conned Rs.20 lakh out of him as advance processing charge for Rs.20 crore they said they would get him as loan from the Asian Development Bank.
The police arraigned Firoz as an accused in the case in 2010 on the basis of confessional statements of the accused and other evidence. The police case against Firoz was that the bureaucrat had introduced the duo as ADB officials to the builder.