The Delhi high court on Wednesday dismissed the bail plea of Bar Council of India (BCI) member Rajendra Singh Rana, who was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for allegedly taking bribe to grant affiliation to a law college in Ghaziabad.
The vacation bench, however, allowed the bail plea of co-accused Manish Tyagi, one of the members of the advisory body of the law college, who had allegedly conspired with Rana in the case.
Justice Mukta Gupta rejected Rana's bail plea saying it cannot be granted at this stage. The court had earlier sought the CBI's response by December 27 on Rana's plea whether he was entitled to bail as his custodial interrogation by the investigating agency was over and verification of the relevant documents were complete.
The CBI had on December 20 arrested Rana along with Tyagi for their alleged role in the corruption case. The agency had also raided seven places in and around Delhi, including Rana's office and the college premises.
The investigative agency said it had been monitoring Rana's telephone calls and had swooped on his Pitampura residence in north Delhi on the evening of December 20.