CBI demands cancellation of Abhay Chautala’s bail, says prior permission was required for abroad visit

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Published: August 17, 2016 6:39:18 PM

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court asked for cancellation of bail granted by the Delhi High Court to Abhay Chautala, son of INLD chief O P Chautala.

abhay chautala, rio olympics, rio controversy, cbi demands cancellation of bail, abhay chautala olympics, abhay chautala controversyThe CBI said that Chautala was longer the President of the Indian Olympics Association. Hence his trip to Brazil to attend the Rio Olympics 2016, did not involve any “public interest”. (PTI)

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court asked for cancellation of bail granted by the Delhi High Court to Abhay Chautala, son of INLD chief O P Chautala. Abhay had been accused in a disproportionate assets case. His bail has been asked to be revoked due to his trip to Rio without seeking prior permission from the court. The CBI said that Chautala was longer the President of the Indian Olympics Association. Hence his trip to Brazil to attend the Rio Olympics 2016, did not involve any “public interest”.

Ajay Kumar Gupta, Special Public Prosecutor argued the case saying that the court doesn’t find it necessary to mention in the bail order that the accused requires prior permission to leave the country. He cited that if the court doesn’t mention tampering with the evidence in the bail order, it doesn’t mean that the accused can tamper the evidence. Similarly, it is implied in the order that the accused needs to seek prior permission of the court to go abroad, he said.

Following these arguments, Sanjay Garg, Special CBI judge reserved August 22 for the order on the issue. Earlier the court had asked for the CBI’s reply after Abhay Chautala’s counsel sought the exemption of personal appearance as he had gone to Rio de Janeiro to see the Olympics. The defence Counsel had argued that Abhay was a sports administrator and an ex-President of the Indian Olympics Association and cited this a reason for his visit to Rio from August 2 to August 25. The counsel had also stated that there was no specific condition imposed by the court in the bail order prohibiting his abroad visits or requiring court permissions for the same.

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