High Court rejects bus owner’s bail plea in cheating case

In his plea,Yadav claimed that he was in no way connected to the incident.

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Published:May 2, 2013 12:48 am

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed the bail plea of Dinesh Yadav,owner of the bus in which the December 16 gangrape incident took place,in a case of cheating and forgery for allegedly submitting false information to get transport permit.

Justice Mukta Gupta accepted the prosecution’s argument that the investigation was in a preliminary stage and turned down Yadav’s plea,saying “no interference is required into the order of trial court”.

Challenging the trial court’s March 12 order dismissing his bail petition,Yadav (35) had approached the High court seeking bail. In his plea,Yadav claimed that he was in no way connected to the incident.

Yadav,who was arrested on January 2,sought bail on the grounds of parity saying co-accused Rakam Singh has already been granted bail in the case.

Police had registered a case of cheating and forgery under various sections of IPC against Yadav. They said he had submitted false information to the State Transport Department to get the registration certificate and the permit for the bus.

The 23-year-old paramedic student was gangraped aboard the moving bus in South Delhi on december 16. She died in a hospital in Singapore on December 29.

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