Panaji: A local court on Saturday rejected the bail
plea of NCP`s former national secretary Jitendra Deshprabhu,
arrested by the Crime Branch for running an illegal iron ore
Principal District and Sessions Judge Nutan Sardesai
dismissed Deshprabhu`s bail plea, filed on his behalf by his
brother, Devendra Deshprabhu.
On Thursday, court had rejected his anticipatory bail
application, following which he was arrested.
It is alleged that he was operating an iron ore mine at
his property in Pernem taluka, without a license.
Soon after the arrest, he was admitted to Goa Medical
College and Hospital (GMCH) for hypertension and chest pain.
Goa State Mines and Geology Department has already
held that illegal ore extraction was on at Deshprabhu`s
land, and fined him Rs 1.7 crore.