IPS Chudasama`s bail plea rejected in Sohrabuddin case
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Last Updated: Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 00:44
Ahmedabad: A local court today rejected interim bail plea of IPS officer Abhay Chudasama, arrested in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, agreeing with CBI's argument that his release would hamper probe.

Chudasama had applied for interim bail last month to undergo hip replacement surgery.

Judge G K Upadhyay, while rejecting Chudasama's plea, agreed with the CBI's contention that the accused, if given bail, would hamper inquiry which was at a very crucial stage.

The Central probe agency further contended that they have enough proof that Chudasama had earlier tampered with evidence and influenced witnesses.

The court also disallowed Chudasama from undergoing surgery at a private hospital. It noted that hip replacement facility was available at the Government Civil Hospital, and since Chudasama was an undertrial, he was eligible to receive treatment as per rules and regulation of the jail.

At one stage during the hearing on the bail plea, CBI agreed to allow Chudasama to undergo hip replacement at a private hospital. But the probe agency demanded the IPS officer should not be allowed to meet anybody accept his family members and doctors.

Chudasama is one of the four IPS officers held for the fake encounter of Sheikh, a suspected gangster, and alleged murder of his wife Kausar Bi in 2005.


First Published: Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 00:44

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