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Court rejects Pravin Mahajan's bail plea

india Updated: Aug 01, 2006 17:35 IST

A court in Mumbai on Tuesday rejected the bail petition of Pravin Mahajan, accused of killing his elder brother and BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, on the ground that there was prima facie evidence linking him to the crime.

Sessions Judge Abhay Thipsay agreed with the police submission that a prima facie case had been made out against Pravin and turned down his bail plea.

The prosecution opposed Pravin's plea, saying he might abscond if he was granted liberty.

While seeking bail, Pravin said since the investigations were over and the chargesheet has been filed, he should be granted liberty to prepare to defend himself.

Pravin contended the motive for the murder had not been established in the chargesheet. Except for his statement to police, there is no evidence to corroborate his involvement in the crime, he claimed.