Ranchi: Jharkhand High Court today extended till May 8 the stay order given against the arrest of industrialist Pawan Kumar Dhoot, who as an independent candidate is accused in the horse trading issue during 2012 Rajya Sabha polls.
After hearing petitions of Dhoot and another industrialist Sunil Maheswari, the single bench of Justice R R Prasad extended the stay against their arrest, but asked them to surrender to the CBI court on May 8.
The court had on April 26 stayed a special CBI court order till April 30 and posted the case for hearing today. The CBI court had on April 15 issued arrest warrants against them.
The CBI which is probing horse-trading allegations after Rs 2.15 crore was seized from a car in Ranchi on the polling day, will quiz the two industrialists on May 6.
The car allegedly belonged to the relative of one of the two Independent candidates. The other independent candidate in the fray was R K Agarwal.
The Election Commission of India had conducted a fresh elections for the two seats following cancellation of the previous elections in the face of the stunning seizure.