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Ambani chopper sabotage: Accused’s bail plea rejected

The sessions court on Thursday rejected the bail application filed by the two arrested in connection with industrialist Anil Ambani’s chopper sabotage case.

india Updated: Aug 28, 2009 01:43 IST
Vignesh Iyer

The sessions court on Thursday rejected the bail application filed by the two arrested in connection with industrialist Anil Ambani’s chopper sabotage case.

Uday Warekar (32) and Palraj Thever (38) had filed a bail application claiming that as they were members of Maharashtra General Kamghar Mahasangh, the management had implicated them to teach the union a lesson.

On April 23, Bharat Borge, senior technician with Air Works India Engineering, an aircraft maintenance firm, had found pebbles and gravel in the gearbox of Ambani’s chopper.

Five days later, Borge was found dead on the railway tracks under mysterious circumstances. The next month, helpers Thever and Warekar were arrested.

Opposing the bail plea, Special Public Prosecutor Dilip Shah brought to the notice of the court the chit recovered from Borge.

“The chit badmouthed the police, the company and the union. However, commenting on the investigation officer, it said the officer is on the right track,” said Shah.

While the accused claimed the offence does not come under the preview of the Unlawful Acts Against Safety of Civil Aviation Act, Shah argued that even minor tampering with any aircraft comes under the provision of the Act.

The trial is likely to commence from September 1.