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Bina Ramani withdraws bail application

india Updated: Sep 07, 2006 14:25 IST
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Socialite Bina Ramani, a key witness in the Jessica Lall murder case, on Thursday withdrew her anticipatory bail application following her arrest in a cheating and forgery case in Goa on Wednesday night.

An application for anticipatory bail was moved on Wednesday in the wake of an NBW against her on September 4 in New Delhi before the Additional Sessions Judge SN Gupta, but it became infractuous after her arrest in Goa on Wednesday evening.

Ramani was arrested from a roadside restaurant in Candolim, about 20 kms from Panaji, in a joint operation of the Special Investigation Team of Delhi Police and Goa Police.

The warrant against Ramani was issued by Delhi's Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Kamini Lau in a case of alleged cheating and forgery for acquiring a licence to run a restaurant in south Delhi where the ramp model was shot dead.

Police alleged Ramani obtained the license misrepresenting that she was the owner of the restaurant named 'Qutub Colonade' on the basis of forged documents and served liquor without having any valid licence.

The court had issued the NBW, to be executed on or before September 15, on the prosecution's allegation that Ramani has not been joining the investigations and has been evading meeting with the investigating officer despite efforts to contact her.

The court had observed that her custodial interrogation was necessary in view of the nature of the allegations levelled against her.