New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday issued a
notice to the CBI on the bail plea of former Jharkhand minister Enos Ekka who is in jail for over two years in a disproportionate assets case.
A bench headed by Justice Aftab Alam sought the response
of the investigative agency on the status of the case against
Ekka, who was a minister in the erstwhile BJP-led NDA and
Madhu Koda-led coalition governments.
The court passed the order on the petition filed by Ekka
challenging the Jharkhand High Court`s verdict denying him
Ekka was arrested in 2009 along with Harinarayan Rai,
also a former minister during the same period, after a social
activist filed a PIL before the Jharkhand High Court accusing
them of amassing wealth more than their known sources of
income during their tenure between 2005 and 2008.
Earlier, the apex court had rejected the bail pleas of
Ekka and Rai on March 18, 2011.
The apex court had dismissed their pleas, saying the CBI
was still probing the case and there were serious allegations