Two accused of the mining Bribery case Dhirendra alias Chintu and business man of Sava Sher Khan have finally been granted bail from the Jodhpur High Court on Thursday, Advocate Ravindra Singh Hiran said.
Ravindra informed that his father Advocate Rajendra Singh Hiran and Advocate Vineet Mathur presented the bail applications of Khan and Chintu in the high court on Thursday. Both Hiran and Mathur pleaded to the court about innocence of their client Khan who had been forcefully dragged into the matter despite of having no involvement.
Moreover, they are businessmen and not government employees so the sections of the IPC Act levied on them were inapplicable on them. On the other hand, the Public Prosecutor said that Khan is an influential businessman and he could influence the witnesses if granted bail.
Considering all the points of the advocates the high court finally granted bail to Sher Khan.
All the 8 accused of the Bribery case including the suspended Secretary of the Department Ashok Singhvi were produced in front of Anti Corruption Court here at Udaipur on Thursday morning. The court has extended the Judicial Custody of the accused further till December 3, Public Prosecutor Ramesh Dhadke informed.
Besides this, the State Government has also granted the Prosecution Sanction for the trio of accused-suspended Secretary of the Department Ashok Singhvi under section 409 of IPC, suspended deputy director and engineer of the mining department Pankaj Gehlot and PR Ameta under all the sections levied on them. Now the hearing of the case will be started after 3rd December, said AdSP ACB and Investigating officer of the case Shankar Dutt Sharma.
Sharma further added that as the case is still under investigation there is a hope of getting new facts in relation to the matter as soon as the ACB receives the report of Forensic Science Lab.