Suspended civil judge Rachna Tiwari Lakhanpal, arrested in a graft case, was granted bail by a Tis Hazari court on Monday. Rachna was granted bail after furnishing a personal bond worth Rs 50,000.
A senior judge of the Tis Hazari Courts, Rachna Tiwari Lakhanpal was arrested by the CBI on September 29 for allegedly accepting a bribe of four lakh rupees from an advocate appointed as a Local Commissioner in one of the matters before the judge. Rachna was then remanded to judicial custody.
Sitting judge Rachna Tiwari Lakhanpal has been accused by the investigating agency of allegedly striking a deal in connection with a case she was adjudicating. According to sources, of the alleged deal of Rs 20 lakh deal, Rs 5 lakh had been paid to the accused judge. Her husband Alok Lakhanpal, who is a practicing advocate, is a co-accused in the case.