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Court reserves order on bail plea of AAP candidate`s brother

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 19:26

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday reserved its order on the bail application of the brother of an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader who was booked for kidnapping an accused in the IPL spot-fixing case.

District judge S K Sarvaria reserved his order on bail plea of Chakit Ravi, the elder brother of AAP`s Karol Bagh candidate Vishesh Ravi.

IPL spot-fixing accused Ritesh Bansal had alleged that he was kidnapped by four persons including Chakit.

Before reserving his order, the court heard arguments extended by Chakit`s counsel A P Singh.

Singh told the court that "the complaint filed by Ritesh is false as a similar complaint was filed by him against somebody else in 2011 in which he had given a similar version of kidnapping and later on accepted money to compromise the case".

Singh claimed that Ritesh "himself is an accused in a case registered in Mumbai in the IPL spot-fixing scandal and during the time period he claimed to have been picked up by my client, he was appearing before a Mumbai court."

He also submitted that "the co-accused of Chakit Ravi, Lalit and Hemant, who have been named by Ritesh had in fact initiated a suit against him regarding some illegal construction and Ritesh has implicated them to settle scores."

He further submitted that Chakit "is a victim of political conspiracy to defame his family as his younger brother is an election candidate and the complaint was lodged just when his name was announced for contesting the polls".

According to the police, Ritesh, the owner of a fledging construction business in central Delhi, was allegedly picked up at gun point by one of his business associates and Chakit on August 25 and they had demanded Rs 30 lakh from him.

First Published: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 19:26
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