Bail denied to dda scam accused
A Delhi court on Thursday dismissed the bail plea of an alleged kingpin of DDA flat allotment scam saying there were serious charges against him and he could influence “gullible” witnesses in case of his release.delhi Updated: Dec 17, 2009 23:12 IST
A Delhi court on Thursday dismissed the bail plea of an alleged kingpin of DDA flat allotment scam saying there were serious charges against him and he could influence “gullible” witnesses in case of his release.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Bansal rejected the bail plea of Laxmi Narayan Meena, who was arrested by the Delhi Police’s Economic Offence Wing on January 21.
“There is sufficient material on record to connect accused Meena with the case crime and, as argued, he seems to be the kingpin of the entire case conspiracy.”
“Keeping in view the magnitude of the offence, nature of accusation and facts of the case, the accused may misuse the liberty, if admitted to bail, by threatening or influencing the innocent and gullible prosecution public witnesses of Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan,” the court said.
Meena, a Jhunjhunu resident, sought bail on the ground that he was an MA in Geography and has been a social worker for the past 15 years. He claimed he was just trying to help the members of Meena community in filing DDA housing scheme forms for flat allotment.
The prosecution opposed his plea alleging he had collected signatures of 400 persons of his community on PAN application forms and passed them to co-accused.