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Delhi Court Rejects Anticipatory bail to Navneet Karla in Delhi Oxygen Concentrator Hoarding Case

Lawstreet Journal 14 May 2021 11:51pm

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The Sessions Court at Saket, Delhi on May 13, 2021, rejected the anticipatory bail application filed by businessman Navneet Karla in the case related to the recovery of a hoard of oxygen concentrators from several upscale restaurants in Delhi.

The application was decided by Additional Sessions Judge Sandeep Garg.

The matter was reserved for orders after yesterday's hearing. During the protracted hearing of the matter, Public Prosecutor Atul Shrivastava argued that the accused is an influential person who could tamper with evidence and influence the witnesses if left out on bail. It was also submitted that police custody must be granted so that the accused can be questioned to carry forward the investigation.

The Public Prosecutor argued that the offence of wrongful gain under the Indian Penal Code, 1860 is made out against the accused. It was also submitted that all the evidence which prove the crime cannot be expected at the preliminary stage of investigation especially due to the Covid-19 situation.

Senior Advocate Vikas Pahwa and Advocate Vineet Malhotra represented Karla in the hearing. The counsels argued that the raid and subsequent investigation was done in a mala fide manner by the Delhi police as the government has not capped the price of oxygen concentrators. It was also submitted that all the sale happened in an open market with necessary tax compliance.

Pointing to the recent decision of the High-Powered Committee constituted by Delhi High Court to decongest the prisons in the face of rising Covid-19 infections, Advocate Pahwa argued that the… Continue Reading...

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