A Delhi court has dismissed the bail plea of underworld don Babloo Srivastava in a case lodged under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).
Srivastava was charged with running an organised crime syndicate in the Capital.
“At this stage, the bail application of the accused cannot be allowed as nothing has been produced on record to rebut the claim of the prosecution that he (Babloo) will not indulge in other criminal activities,” Additional Sessions Judge JR Aryan said.
The court also considered the previous conviction and sentence of rigorous life imprisonment for Babloo, under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, by an Uttar Pradesh court for a murder.
Babloo, who is in jail since his extradition from Singapore in 1995, moved for bail, saying he was in jail since the last 16 years. Since witnesses in the present case were either police personnel or the court staff, there was no possibility of him tampering with the evidence.
Charges under the MCOCA were framed against Babloo and his aide Fazal-ur-Rehman for allegedly running an organised crime syndicate during 1983-1997.