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Court denies bail to five in CWG case

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 18:15

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday dismissed the
bail plea of five people, arrested for their alleged roles in
a Commonwealth Games-related corruption case and decided to
hold day-to-day proceedings in the case.

The five accused whose bail pleas were dismissed by
special CBI judge Talwant Singh also included CWG OC General
Secretary Lalit Bhanot.

"The bail pleas of five accused are dismissed. It is also
ordered that soon after the scrutiny of documents is over,
this case will be taken up on day-to-day basis," the judge

The order evoked sharp concerns among lawyers, one of
whom said it will be difficult for them to "adjust the dairy"
as there are other cases like 2G spectrum case where they have
to appear.

The judge, however, said that after the scrutiny of
documents is over, they would be given "reasonable" time to
adjust their diaries and the case will be then taken up on
day-to-day basis.

"You have to adjust, what else can be done? It is not a
matter smaller than the 2G case. I have requested the Delhi
High Court for reducing the burden of this court. It will be
finally decided by the high court but this case will be heard
on day-to-day basis," the judge said.

The court also dismissed the bail pleas of Joint Director
General (Sports) A S V Prasad, OC`s former Director General
(Procurement) Surjit Lal and former treasurer M Jaychandran
and Hyderabad-based AKR Construction`s promoter A K Reddy.


First Published: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 18:15

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