A Special Court today reserved its order for September 15 on the application filed by the prosecution for cancelling the bail granted to the former Union Minister, Virbhadra Singh for September an alleged CD case.
The vigilance and anti corruption bureau had argued cancelling the bail granted to Virbhadra Singh on the ground that Singh is influencing the witnesses and misusing bail granted by the court. Special Judge, BL Soni after hearing the both sides reserved its order till September15.
Special Public Prosecutor Jiwan Lal Sharma pleaded for cancelling the Singh’s bail on the plea that the investigating agency has sufficient incriminating material for cancelling the bail.
As the case was listed for hearing Wednesday, Sharma moved a supplementary application under Section 439(2) of the Criminal Procedure Code seeking cancellation of the bail. Citing an affidavit dated Sep 6 by witness in the case, Amar Singh, a former employee of Solan-based brewery Mohan Meakin Ltd., the public prosecutor said Virbhadra Singh, through his representative, had pressurized and gave allurement to him to retract his statement. He also said there was evidence showing that the accused had tried to influence another witness.
However, the defence argued that the prosecution evidence lacked legal standing. Sharwan Dogra, the counsel for former chief minister refuted all the allegation of prosecution contending that prosecution has filed this frivolous application just to delay the proceedings. He urged the court to examine those witnesses first, which prosecution feels are being influenced.