Rohtash Tayal, the alleged owner of the vacant plot on which an illegal borewell was dug, will move the Punjab and Haryana High Court for his anticipatory bail. His bail plea was rejected by a Gurgaon court on Friday.
Tayal’s lawyer on Saturday claimed that his client was not the real owner of the plot. The 33-year-old is accused in the Mahi death case. The minor girl died after she accidentally fell into a 68-feet borewell.
However, Tayal, in his bail petition, has claimed that he doesn’t own the plot on which the borwell was dug. Instead, he is the owner of a building situated opposite of the borewell.
Tayal has been booked under Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which deals with culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
Tayal can be jailed for 10 year under the harsh section. Mahi had fallen into the borewell on June 20 and her decomposed body was retrieved after a four-day rescue operation by the Indian Army in Kho village near Manesar. While he has been on the run, the contractors who dug the borewell have been sent to jail. In his petition, Tayal pleaded the vacant plot was owned by one Rakesh Gupta. He also stated that he owns a 70-room building which he constructed two years ago for rental purpose.