A local court on Tuesday rejected an interim bail plea of an IPS officer, arrested in connection with the fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, agreeing with CBI's argument that his release would hamper the probe into the case.
Abhay Chudasama had applied for interim bail last month to undergo hip replacement surgery.
Judge G K Upadhyay, while rejecting Chudasama's plea, agreed with the CBI's contention that the accused, if given bail, would hamper inquiry which was at a very crucial stage.
The central probe agency further contended that they have enough proof that Chudasama had earlier tampered with evidence and influenced witnesses.
The court also disallowed Chudasama from undergoing surgery at a private hospital. It noted that hip replacement facility is available at the Government Civil Hospital, and since Chudasama is an under trial, he is eligible to receive treatment as per rules and regulation of the jail.
At one stage during the hearing on the bail plea, CBI agreed to allow Chudasama to undergo hip replacement at a private hospital. But the probe agency demanded that the IPS officer should not be allowed to meet anybody except his family members and doctors.
Chudasama is one of the four IPS officers held for the fake encounter of Sheikh, a suspected gangster, and alleged murder of his wife Kausar Bi in 2005.