SC refuses custodial parole to Babloo
Babloo alleged that he had been forced to stand trial in eight cases, which was not part of the treaty signed with Singapore.india Updated: Jun 13, 2006 17:30 IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a plea by underworld don Babloo Srivastava seeking custodial parole to solemnise his marriage but allowed his appeal that his petition accusing the Centre of violating the extradition treaty be heard before the Delhi High Court.
A Vacation Bench comprising Justice Arijit Pasayat and Justice Altamas Kabir remanded Babloo's petition back to the Delhi High Court accepting his counsel's argument that in matters where the two High Courts have jurisdiction, it could be heard as per the preference of the petitioner.
Babloo, who was extradited from Singapore in 1995, had challenged the Delhi High Court verdict transferring his petition claiming Rs 100 crore damage from the Centre for violating the terms of treaty, to the Allahabad High Court.
He alleged that he had been forced to stand trial in eight cases, which was not part of the treaty signed with Singapore while he was extradited from that country.
Instead of four cases Babloo has been prosecuted for 12 cases in violation of the terms of extradition treaty, his counsel maintained.
Babloo had moved an application for seven days custodial parole for establishing family link but during the hearing his counsel orally pleaded that his plea be allowed as it was needed for solemnising his marriage.
However, the Bench declined the plea observing that the court could not be a match-making agency.