A special CBI court here has granted bail to Dhanesh Sheth, a senior aide of absconding jeweler Mehul Choksi, in the alleged Rs 13,000 crore scam at the (PNB).

The bail was granted by judge V C Barde on Monday, but the detailed order became available on Tuesday.

Sheth was named as an accused in a supplementary charge sheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the case earlier this year. He appeared on Monday — as directed by the court after taking cognizance of the charge sheet — and applied for bail.

His lawyer Vijay Agarwal argued that there was no evidence against his client which was why he was not shown as accused earlier, and even now the agency had found no evidence against him.

Sheth obeyed the court’s summons and duly appeared before it, the lawyer pointed out.

Public prosecutor A Limosin opposed the bail plea, saying the alleged offense was of “serious nature”. He was not entitled to bail merely because the CBI did not…

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