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Bail plea of man posing as chief justice dismissed

Justice Rajan Gupta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed the anticipatory bail application of a local resident who posed as the Chief Justice in order to get a student admitted in a university.

Justice Rajan Gupta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed the anticipatory bail application of a local resident who posed as the Chief Justice in order to get a student admitted in a university.

Justice Gupta dismissed the bail application of one Ajay Kumar Arora,owner of Guru Dronacharya Institute in Sector 36.

Jasmeet Kaur,daughter of the Sakhwinder Singh (complainant),appeared in an entrance test for admission to MBBS course being run by the Maharishi Markandeshwar University at Mulana in Haryana. Since Jasmeet could not qualify the exam,her father went to Guru Dronacharya Coaching centre run by Arora.

He assured to get Jasmeet admitted in the MBBS course at the university in lieu of some money even though she had not qualified the entrance test.

On August 7,the complainant talked to Arora who gave an assurance that the work had been done. He said,“The Chief Justice had given a call to the Vice-Chancellor of the university.” When they reached the university,the complainant and his daughter were informed that only NRI seats were available. Since an NRI seat was beyond complainant’s reach,he again called up Arora who assured that he would again ask the Chief Justice to call up the V-C. After some time,Arora said the call had been made. However,on getting the call from the ‘Chief Justice’,the Vice-Chancellor got suspicious and informed the Haryana Police.

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“Keeping in view the nature of offence committed and seriousness of the allegations,it appears that custodial interrogation of the petitioner is necessary for taking investigation to its logical end. The petition is devoid of merit,” Justice Rajan Gupta said.