In Yamuna Expressway land scam, Allahabad High Court grants second bail application to accused
22nd October, 2020
On 21st October, Allahabad High Court has allowed the second bail application of a revenue official accused of acquiring 57 hectares of land in seven villages of Mathura, at cheaper rates, through benami transactions which later, allegedly, was acquired by YEIDA at more than twice the original rate.
During the trial of this scam case, the prosecution witnesses of CBI have been examined and deposed that he is the manager of Hotel Kapoor in, Delhi since 1955. The CBI raided the hotel and arrested the applicant and further they recorded his statement. Demolished by their own witness. Before the court, the counsel of applicant has submitted that applicant is innocent and has been falsely implicated in this case. Hence the applicant is entitled to be enlarged on bail and applicant having no other reported criminal antecedent.
After going through all facts the bench stated that ‘Without expressing any opinion on the merits of the case and considering the nature of accusation and the severity of punishment in case of conviction and the nature of supporting evidence, reasonable apprehension of tampering of the witnesses and prima facie satisfaction of the Court in support of the charge, the applicant is entitled to be released on bail’.