Mahi case: Plot owner’s anticipatory bail rejected
A district court on Friday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of Rohtash Tayal, the owner of the plot on which an illegal borewell caused the death of four-year-old Mahi.gurgaon Updated: Jun 30, 2012 00:49 IST
A district court on Friday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of Rohtash Tayal, the owner of the plot on which an illegal borewell caused the death of four-year-old Mahi.
Mahi fell in the out-of-use borwell in Kho village near Manesar on June 20 and eventually lost her life.
The court of additional district and sessions judge Vikram Agarwal had on Thursday reserved his order on Tayal’s petition.
In another development, Himmat Singh Yadav and Satbir Singh — the contractors who allegedly dug the borewell -- have been sent to judicial remand till June 13.
They were arrested by the city police on Wednesday. Yadav is a private contractor while Singh is his aide.
Tayal, who is absconding, was booked on Sunday under Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. The city police have been conducting raids in the city and the adjoining national capital to nab him. Tayal moved his anticipatory bail petition on Wednesday, pleading not guilty. He argued through his lawyer Vishal Gupta that the borewell was not located on his property.
Gupta had contended that the 68-feet borewell was covered with a stone slab until the night of June 20, when Mahi’s maternal uncle removed it as was causing him some difficulty in parking his auto-rickshaw.
Gupta also argued there were as many as 200 borewells in the area which were dug in connivance with the local administration, but only his client was being singled out.
He accused the local administration of negligence by “not issuing a single challan so far”.