A special CBI court today denied anticipatory bail to former transport minister and Panipat Rural MLA Om Prakash Jain, who has been charged with abetment to suicide of a sarpanch of Kambopura village in Karnal.
Sarpanch Karam Singh allegedly committed suicide after the MLA failed to return the money that was taken to provide jobs to Singh's relatives.
The court of Najar Singh today dismissed the application moved by Jain, in which he had submitted that he should be given anticipatory bail as his custodial interrogation was not required in the case.
The MLA had argued before the court through his counsel, Vishal Garg Narwana, that the CBI had completed investigation in the case against him and even filed the chargesheet, invoking his cooperation with the CBI during investigation as a ground for bail. The court did not find merit in these arguments and rejected the application.
Narwana said he would file a fresh anti-anticipatory bail application before the Punjab and Haryana High Court. “We had pleaded before the court that the MLA would be able to attend the court hearing on August 29.” On August 29, Jain, former chief parliamentary secretary and MLA Zile Ram Sharma, and Jain's PA Rajendar Sharma will be given the chargesheet in the court.
The prosecution pleaded before the court that the MLA cannot claim bail as there are serious charges against him.