Court turns down Apang`s bail plea

The Gauhati High Court today rejected the bail petition of former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Gegong Apang, arrested three days ago for his alleged involvement in a multi-crore public distribution system scam.

Updated: Aug 27, 2010, 19:22 PM IST

Itanagar: The Gauhati High Court today
rejected the bail petition of former Arunachal Pradesh chief
minister Gegong Apang, arrested three days ago for his alleged
involvement in a multi-crore public distribution system scam.

Judge P K Mussahary of the Itanagar bench turned down
the bail plea of Apang, who was arrested here by the Special
Investigation Cell (SIC) on August 24 and remanded in seven
days` police custody.

The court rejected Apang`s plea after the
investigating agency submitted it could not interrogate Apang
as he was admitted to hospital the same day.

The incarcerated Congress leader was represented by
counsels K Ete and A Apang.
SIC head M S Chauhan said the agency did not get the
opportunity to cross-question Apang on the basis of material
evidences against him and statements of other accused.

In another development, the SIC requested the state
government to constitute a board of senior doctors to be
headed by a senior medical officer, which would examine Apang
and declare his fitness for giving statement.

Several false and fraudulent hill transport subsidy
bills were allegedly cleared without financial concurrence
when Apang was at the helm of affairs, resulting in heavy loss
to the state exchequer.

PTI