Hearing on bail plea of two CWG officials Jan 14

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

NEW DELHI - The Delhi High Court Tuesday adjourned the hearing on the bail application of T.S. Darbari and M. Jayachandran, former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee officials, till Jan 14. They were arrested for alleged involvement in the Queen’s Baton Relay scam.

Justice Hima Kohli adjourned the hearing till Friday.

Defence counsel submitted before the court that the two should be granted bail if the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) fails to file a charge sheet against them on or before Jan 14.

My clients are in judicial custody for the last 56 days, therefore, the bail should be allowed. The CBI is not going to file any charge sheet, said the counsel.

Darbari, a former aide of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi, was arrested Nov 15 by the CBI for his alleged involvement in the Queen’s Baton Relay scam.

Jayachandran, who was sacked as the committee’s treasurer, was arrested Nov 21 for making suspicious payments to an Indian-owned London-based private firm AM Car and Van Hire Limited.

The court earlier issued a notice to the CBI and sought a reply on their bail plea.

Filing the bail plea, Darbari and Jayachandran, who are now in judicial custody, said the trial court had ignored their submissions that that they were no longer required for interrogation by the investigating agency.

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