Mumbai: A court on Wednesday rejected the bail
application of three Maharashtra Government officials arrested
in connection with the missing files related to the scam-
tainted Adarsh Housing Society here.
Denying relief to the trio, Gurudatt Wajpe, N N
Narvekar and Waman Rawool, all employees of Urban Development
Department (UDD), the court said the matter was very serious.
"Considering the seriousness of the case, the bail
(plea) is rejected," the Metropolitan Magistrate`s Court
Wajpe is Desk Officer, Narvekar is Assistant Town
Planner, while Rawool is a clerk in the office of Principal
The CBI, opposing the bail applications, submitted
that investigations were at a crucial stage. If released, the
Central agency contended, the accused can pressurise their
colleagues not to speak about the case (to CBI).
Further, the trio faced threat to their lives, the
investigating agency told the court.
However, the defence lawyers argued that the
investigations were over and their clients` custody was not
required anymore. They also said the CBI should not bother
about the threat to the trio`s lives.
Earlier, the Magistrate sent the trio, arrested on May
5, in jail after rejecting the CBI`s demand for one more day`s
They are likely to move the Sessions Court for bail.
According to CBI, the missing papers contained
important information about a road adjoining the Adarsh
building in Colaba, south Mumbai.