A Delhi Courtroom Thursday dismissed the bail utility of AAP legislator Prakash Jarwal, arrested in reference to a case of alleged suicide of a health care provider in south Delhi final month, saying probe was at a vital stage.
Rajendra Singh, 52, allegedly dedicated suicide in Durga Vihar in south Delhi on April 18. In his suicide observe, the physician held Jarwal liable for his loss of life.
Like Jarwal, Singh was additionally concerned within the enterprise of water provide with the Delhi Jal Board since 2007, and police alleged that the MLA and his associates had been extorting cash from different water-tanker homeowners, together with the physician.
Jarwal, who represents the Deoli meeting constituency, was arrested on Might 9, after a case of extortion and abetment to suicide was filed towards him and others based mostly on a police criticism by the physician’s son — Hemant.
His shut aide Kapil Nagar is co-accused within the case.
Particular Decide Ajay Kumar Kuhar, in an order pronounced via video conferencing, mentioned that the accused MLA was an influential individual and will hamper the continued probe.
“I feel at this stage, the suicide observe and notings of the diary can’t be ignored. Furthermore allegation is that deceased had paid big sum of money to the applicant after mortgage of jewelry of his spouse and sale of his ancestral land. This side of investigation continues to be pending.
“Additional, it was submitted that allegations that the applicant received the cost of tankers stopped from the DJB is but to be investigated and individuals from DJB are but to be examined,” the decide famous within the order.
He additional mentioned that the accused being the MLA was “positively an influential individual” and might affect the witnesses who’re but to be examined on totally different features of investigation.
“Due to this fact, contemplating the character of offence, standing of the applicant and standing of investigation, I’m of the view that launch of applicant at this stage would hamper and will affect the investigation, subsequently, it’s not thought of to be a match case to confess he applicant to bail at this important stage of investigation,” the decide mentioned.
Whereas searching for bail for the politician, senior advocate Hariharan informed the court docket that the suicide observe was in several writings and that no unlawful property discovered within the title of Jarwal.
“Accused is a sitting MLA, therefore there is no such thing as a apprehension that he’ll abscond,” he mentioned.
Whereas opposing the bail utility, Public Prosecutor Manish Rawat had submitted that the allegations towards the MLA had been critical in nature and that the investigation was nonetheless pending.
“It’s subsequently once more contended on behalf of the Applicant/Accused that he’s falsely implicated and the complete allegation towards him is a part of properly crafted conspiracy. He denies all of the allegations are false and baseless and politically motivated,” the bail plea, filed by advocate Mohd Irshad, had mentioned.
The FIR says Singh had been threatened and intimidated by Jarwal and others.
Throughout investigation it was discovered that there was an enormous nexus between water-tanker homeowners and the accused individual,” the police mentioned within the remand utility.
Police mentioned their investigation confirmed the cash extorted from water-tanker homeowners was routed via the MLA”s brother Anil Jarwal and invested in a number of properties and farm-houses in Delhi, Gurugram (Haryana) and Jaipur (Rajasthan).
In addition they claimed that Jarwal had received allotted many water borewells in his constituency by influencing the Jal Board and one water borewell was illegally given after taking Rs 10 lakh as “gratification cash”.
Police mentioned complaints towards the accused had been filed to varied authorities however motion was by no means taken.
They mentioned they’ve discovered a WhatsApp group within the title of tanker-owners whose administrator is Kapil Nagar, a co-accused and Jarwal’s shut aide. Jarwal is one in every of its members.
The chat particulars clearly present the direct involvement of each the accused in operating the tanker mafia in Sangam Vihar and Tigri.