The Calcutta High Court on Monday rejected the bail plea of owner of Vedic Village, Raj Kishore Modi, who was arrested in connection with the killing of a youth and charges of land grab that led to the scrapping of an ambitious IT project at Rajarhat.
A division bench, presided by Justice DP Sengupta, rejected the bail plea of Modi on two counts, while allowing
bail prayer on a third charge of attempt to murder and land grab.
As a result of the court ruling, Modi would continue to remain in judicial custody as per the remand order of a
judicial magistrate of North 24-Parganas district.
Modi was arrested on August 29 and charged with complicity in the murder of Amarul Sardar, a spectator at a
football match, Arms Act and land grabbing by cheating, forgery and intimidation.
Modi, one of the directors of Sanjeevani Projects and owner of Vedic Realty Private Ltd, had allegedly played a key
role in the murder of one Amarul Sardar by local tough Gaffar Mollah and his henchmen, public prosecutor Ashimesh Goswami submitted before the division bench.
The government had last week announced the scrapping of the IT project at Rajarhat in which Infosys and Wipro were to set up units following the controversy. Modi's company was to acquire land for the project.