Court rejects former MP finance minister Raghavji's bail plea

Bhopal, PTI | Updated : 11 July 2013, 07:49 PM

The bail application of disgraced former Madhya Pradesh finance minister Raghavji, who was arrested on sodomy charges was rejected by a local court on Thursday.

Raghavji's bail plea was rejected by Ninth Additional District Session Judge Sanjeev Kalgaonkar, ruling that charges against him were of a serious nature and since he was an influential person who held important posts for a long time, he may try to destroy evidence against him.

Besides, releasing him on bail at this juncture would also send a wrong message to society that the law is not equal for all, the judge said.

Raghavji was arrested on July 9 from a flat in Koh-e-Fiza area and remanded to jail under judicial custody till July 22.

His servant, Rajkumar Dangi alleged that Raghavji had been to sodomising him for the last three-and-a-half years, after promising him a government job.

First Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013 07:48 PM
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