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Court holds anticipatory bail plea of Gugnani brothers till November 8

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Kapurthala, November 01, 2012
First Published: 15:07 IST(1/11/2012) | Last Updated: 15:09 IST(1/11/2012)

A local court on Thursday kept its decision pending on the application filed by Gugnani brothers, the main accused of PTU scam, for anticipatory bail till November 8.

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Ajesh Gugnani and Sanjeev Gugnani, both owners of Matrix Infosys along with two employees of company, Gautam Banerjee and Sabal Kanta was booked by Kapurthala police under sections 420, 406, 467, 468, 471, 506 and 120-B of the IPC on a complaint of alleged malpractices in examinations filed by Punjab Technical University through its Registrar HS Bains.
 
Gautam Banergee and Sabal Kanta were arrested on October 25 and both were remanded to police till November 6 while Gugnani brothers, who are still at large, had filed an application for anticipatory bail, which was listed for today in the court of additional district and session judge Gurmit Kaur.
 
"The police failed to produce any record relating to charge sheet citing that the record was lying at Kolkata and a team is being sent to seize the records from their Kolkata office along with two other accused who were on police remand," revealed defence council Amandeep Singh Thind.
 
However, the court did not provide any relaxation to Gugnani brothers by putting stay on their arrest.
 
Gugnani brothers were allegedly running an organised racket by using malpractices in distance education examination and were found guilty by Punjab Technical University for charging fees more than prescribed norms both from students as well as learning centres.
 
Control of learning centres established in 14 states of country was under control of companies owned by Gugnani Brothers.

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