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One of the two men accused of making hoax calls and demanding money by impersonating Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and RJD leader Lalu Prasad was Thursday refused bail by a Delhi court.

Updated: Oct 03, 2013, 22:15 PM IST

New Delhi: One of the two men accused of making hoax calls and demanding money by impersonating Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and RJD leader Lalu Prasad was Thursday refused bail by a Delhi court which said there is a likelihood of destroying the evidence if released from jail.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Lokesh Kumar Sharma dismissed accused Kishan Kumar`s bail application, who was arrested along with co-accused Vikas Datt, both employees of T Series Super Cassettes Industries.

"In view of the subsequent developments during the investigation, especially the fact that present accused (Kishan) had forged the documents to obtain different SIM cards in the names of different persons, I am of the opinion that if the accused is admitted to bail at this initial stage of investigation itself, then there is a likelihood of his either destroying the evidence or hampering the investigation in one way or the other.
"Hence, the application as moved is dismissed," the court said.

Kishan (35) and Vikas (33) are in judicial custody till October 10. However, Kishan`s another aide Amit Kumar is still absconding.

In an FIR registered on September 27, the firm`s director Ved Prakash Chanana said he had been flooded with hoax calls for the last few months.
Chanana, a resident of Greater Kailash-II, alleged that others he had impersonated include BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha and former Union Minister Raghupati Sevugan.

Seeking bail, Kishan`s counsel Yashvir Sethi argued before the court that his client was working with T?Series company and was illegally sacked without payment of his dues and when he demanded his dues, he was implicated in the present "false" case.

PTI