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CWG: Kalmadi pleads for bail on grounds of delayed trial

January 06, 2012 21:39 IST
Former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi, an accused in a Games-related graft case, on Friday sought bail from the Delhi high court on the ground of delay in start of the trial in the case against him.

Appearing for Kalmadi, senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi argued before Justice Mukta Gupta that "only a chargesheet has been filed, while charges are yet to be framed by the special court. The likelihood of commencement of trial in near future is not there," Rohatgi said. He also pleaded for bail to Kalmadi on the ground of his failing health as, he said, his client has been suffering from various ailments including cardiac problem.

The senior counsel argued Kalmadi's custody was no more required for probe in the case, as the Central Bureau of Investigation had told the court on November 3 that its investigation is complete.

After hearing Rohatgi's arguments, the court adjourned the matter for Monday.

Citing the Supreme Court ruling during the grant of bail to the 2G case accused on "bail is rule and jail an exception" dictum, Kalmadi had approached high court for bail in November last year.

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