O P Jain,an independent MLA from Panipat,who is facing charge of abetment to suicide in the death of a sarpanch from Kambopura village,applied for anticipatory bail before the special CBI judge here today. Jain has sought bail on the ground that he has been co-operating with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation in the case.
Jain applied for bail before the court of Najar Singh which listed the case for hearing on 19 August. In his bail application Jain has submitted that he was called for questioning in the case by the CBI and he has fully co-operated with the investigating agency.
Karam Singh was found in a serious condition near Christian cemetery in Karnal on June 7,2011. He was taken to the government hospital,Karnal,where he was declared dead. The CBI had registered the case on September 25,2012,on the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.