<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The owner of a Rajasthan-based advertising agency was today remanded in two-day police custody by a court here in connection with a multi-crore government advertisement scam. Ajay Chopra, the owner of Crayons advertising agency, surrendered in the court yesterday following which he was arrested by the ACB (Anti-corruption Bureau). Chopra was directed by the Supreme Court to surrender in a local court after his anticipatory bail applications were rejected by the Rajasthan High Court and the Supreme Court recently. He was produced before a special ACB court today where the magistrate remanded him to two days of police custody for interrogation, according to public prosecutor. The ACB had registered the case against him over his role in issuing government advertisements worth around Rs 3 crore to a few advertisement agencies during the previous Congress regime from 2008-13. Five separate cases were registered against Chopra in connection with the alleged corruption. Although he surrendered in all five cases, the ACB arrested him in connection with only one of these cases. Chopra’s anticipatory bail applications were rejected by High court and Supreme Court recently. On the basis of a complaint by Shankar Lal Gurjar, the FIRs were registered in 2014 under several sections of the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act. Apart from Chopra, the ACB had also lodged FIRs against the officials of Directorate of Information and Public Relations, Directorate of Local Bodies, and Bureau of Promotion and Investment Department, and another advertising agency’s person Amit Gupta (Unison). The ACB court had issued a non-bailable warrant against him last July as he went underground.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)


Advertising agency’s owner remanded in two-day police custody