CWG: Anticipatory bail plea of TS Darbari rejected

A Delhi court on Tuesday dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of T S Darbari, a former official of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, in an another corruption case.

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2010, 19:50 PM IST

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday dismissed
the anticipatory bail plea of T S Darbari, a former official
of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, in an another
corruption case relating to procurement of video screens from
a London-based firm last year.

"The matter involves crores of rupees and in view of
the serious allegations made against the accused, I do not
find it appropriate to grant him anticipatory bail. His
application is dismissed," Special CBI Judge A S Yadav said.
Darbari, who was arrested by CBI in one of the two
cases registered against him and other two OC officials Sanjay
Mahendroo and M Jayachandran, has moved the anticipatory bail
application to thwart his possible re-arrest in another case.

"At the outset, I may say that if the accused is
arrested in one of the case, it is no ground to grant him
anticipatory bail in another case," the court said while
rejecting Darbari`s plea that he could be re-arrested with an
aim to harass him further.

The three former CWG officials are in judicial custody
till December eight.
They were arrested in the case registered under IPC
and Prevention of Corruption Act pertaining to the award of
contract to M/s AM car and Van Hire Limited for various
functions relating to the conduct of the QBR preceding the
Games.

No arrest has been made in connection with the second
case involving M/s A M Films U K Ltd. CBI had named Patel,
Mahendroo, Darbari and others under sections 420 (cheating),
120-B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC and Prevention of
Corruption Act.

PTI