CWG scam: CBI opposes Kalmadi`s bail plea
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Last Updated: Monday, January 09, 2012, 21:49
  
New Delhi: CBI on Monday opposed former CWG Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi's plea for bail on the ground of delay in trial in a Commonwealth Games-related graft case against him saying the trial is to begin soon on a day-to-day basis.

Appearing for the probe agency before Justice Mukta Gupta, counsel Dayan Krishnan referred to the Special CBI court's January 4 order and submitted the trial court has decided to hear the matter on a day-to-day basis.

He said the trial judge would take up the case for trial on day-to-day basis soon after the ongoing scrutiny of documents is over.

"As the trial court has decided to hear the matter on a day-to-day basis, no question of delay in the trial arises," Special Public Prosecutor Krishnan told the court, opposing Kalmadi's plea.

The lawyer also argued there is nothing new in the "bail- is-rule-and-jail-an-exception" dictum, observed by the Supreme Court while granting bail in the 2G case.

Kalmadi has approached the high court for bail citing the apex court's order in 2G case, claiming parity with the 2G case accused and also citing the reasons of delay in the trial of the case against him.

Justice Gupta posted the matter for further hearing on Tuesday.

PTI


First Published: Monday, January 09, 2012, 21:49


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