A special court on Saturday rejected the anticipatory bail application of Sunil Shirole, who is wanted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with a Rs30 lakh bribery case.
“Advocate Madhaveshwari Mhase’s clerk told the CBI that she sought bribe of Rs30 lakh. Nowhere did the investigating agency says what was Shirole's role,” said his lawyer, SS Pise.
The CBI had earlier arrested lawyer Madhaveshwari Mhase-Thube who is the daughter of a retired Bombay high court judge, in this case. She is presently out on bail.
She along with Shirole had allegedly demanded the bribe from a private company owner to get him a favourable order from the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, New Delhi.
On October 10, Shirole had sent two other accused Somnath Sutar and Hansraj Singh to collect the bribe from the company owner in Pune. The two were arrested the moment they accepted the money.
CBI lawyers Ejaz Khan and Bharat Badami argued that Shirole was the main beneficiary and a conspirator. The court accepted the argument and rejected Shirole’s plea.