The Supreme Court docket on Friday granted bail to a medical practitioner, who additionally claimed to be a whistleblower within the sensational Vyapam rip-off, in a case of alleged violence throughout a protest in Madhya Pradesh.
A bench of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha took be aware of the submissions made by senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Vivek Tankha that accused Anand Rai, an ophthalmologist, is in jail for the final 60 days in reference to a prison case lodged beneath numerous sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
“This man is an ophthalmologist. He says he’s additionally the whistleblower within the Vyapam scam. The allegation is that he was part of a mob which attacked the (district) collector. How long will you keep him in jail?” the bench requested Solicitor Common Tushar Mehta, who appeared within the matter on behalf of the Madhya Pradesh authorities.
It additionally took be aware of the truth that the chargesheet has not been filed by police within the case and granted bail to Rai, topic to the circumstances to be imposed by the trial courtroom.
“To take away the impression, there have been four-five FIRs in opposition to him previous to this so-called whistleblower blew the whistle,” Mehta stated.
Sibal, assisted by lawyer Sumeer Sodhi, stated the accused was stored in solitary confinement throughout his judicial custody. The submission was refuted by Mehta.
The regulation officer stated Rai, being a authorities worker, be directed not to participate in such dharna as one of many bail circumstances.
Rai was arrested on November 15, following the registration of an FIR. The trial courtroom and the excessive courtroom had dismissed his bail pleas.
Vikas Pargi of Ratlam district in Madhya Pradesh had lodged a grievance in opposition to Rai and others in relation to a protest throughout which stones have been allegedly pelted on a convoy of the native MP, a couple of MLAs and the collector, who had gone to attend occasions within the reminiscence of tribal freedom fighter Birsa Munda.
A safety individual of the collector had suffered accidents within the incident, the FIR stated.
Earlier, Rai had performed an lively function within the unearthing of the Vyapam rip-off in Madhya Pradesh, which was later probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
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