A local court on Wednesday dismissed the bail application of BJP councillor Satish Kainth in a property grab case.
Police had opposed the bail, saying that additional district and sessions judge Roopam Singh and the Punjab and Haryana high court had denied the same. The police said that the accused was in unlawful possession of land owned by the husband of complainant Bimla Gupta.
They said Kainth had a criminal background and his wife and father, both co-accused, were absconding.
Defence counsel Gagan Aggarwal contended that had Kainth used his power or position, he would not have submitted the plea to the police to conduct a fair probe and the case would not have been registered. He claimed that the councillor had been falsely implicated in the case as the general power of attorney of the property was in the name of his father, Sohan Lal, and the sale deed had been executed in favour of his wife Jaswant Kaur.
Kainth, his wife and his father were booked on March 14 in the cheating case for allegedly grabbing a plot in Hallomajra in Chandigarh. Bimla Gupta, a widow, had complained that Kainth had also built a house on the plot. A case was registered under Sections 420 (cheating) and 447 (criminal trespass) of the Indian Penal Code.