Human trafficking; HC reserves order on bail plea of cricketer
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday reserved its order on the anticipatory bail plea of cricketer
Jacob Martin, who has also played for India, in a human
trafficking case, saying "his past record does not inspire
"I am reserving the order on his bail application,"
Justice Hima Kohli said, asking the Delhi police not to take
any coercive action till its decides Martin`s plea.
The court, however, expressed anguish over the alleged
non-cooperation of Martin, a Vadodara-based cricketer, with
the investigators in the case which was registered at Indira
Gandhi International Airport police station here in 2003.
"Police issued a notice under section 160 (seeking the
presence of person for co-operating in the probe) of the CrPC
in July last year and you were given five months time to
appear and co-operate," Justice Kohli said.
"The non-bailable warrant was issued in November,
2010. They (police) gave you a long rope but you did not
co-operate. How you will you justify that?," the court said.
However, the counsel for Martin attempted to clarify
by saying "the case was registered in September 2003 and
moreover, I was asked to appear, that too as a witness, in
"I am a cricketer and not a mafia don. Except the
present case, neither in the past nor after the registration
of the case, I have indulged in any criminal case," Martin
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