Court denies bail to five in CWG case



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 said.

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.

PTI