After evading arrest for about a month, prime accused in the cash-at- judge's-door case, Ravinder Singh Bhasin, a Delhi hotelier surrendered before the Special CBI court on Friday.
Bhasin, who was in the courtroom when Special CBI Judge Jagdeep Jain dismissed his plea for conditional surrender moved a day earlier, immediately gave himself up.
Bhasin’s counsels also moved an application, stating that while issuing the notice of anticipatory bail application, Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge Justice AN Jindal had passed an order regarding Bhasin’s surrender. His counsels held that though the HC had dismissed the anticipatory bail plea, but despite CBI application seeking modification, the orders had not been modified. Counsel sought directions for the CBI to comply with the orders.
The CBI protested and held that the HC orders pronounced on Thursday had dismissed the anticipatory bail plea, but had not provided any protection to Bhasin.
The judge sent Bhasin, who had replaced his turban with a cap and trimmed his beard, in police custody till September 23. He permitted his counsels to be present at the time of Bhasin’s interrogation by the CBI.