The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the anticipatory bail application of a person, who was investigated by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a corruption case of 2009.
A Bench comprising Justice C.T. Ravikumar and Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia upheld the order passed by the Rajasthan High Court, stating that the Sarpanch and the Panchayat Secretary misused their positions and bail cannot be granted into this matter.
The Counsel for the petitioner contended that the incident happened in 2009 and the FIR was lodged in 2014. He added that the petitioner has not been named in the FIR.
He urged the Supreme Court to list the matter for Monday, stating that there were some important documents, which he would like to submit before the Court.
The Apex Court ruled that it was a serious offence of corruption, in which anticipatory bail could not be granted and dismissed the case.
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