Advocate’s plea for advance bail rejected

The Principal Sessions Court here on Wednesday refused advance bail to an advocate who apprehended arrest following a complaint by the wife of Sadiq Batcha, who was linked with the 2G spectrum scam an

Published: 07th December 2017 02:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th December 2017 09:48 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: The Principal Sessions Court here on Wednesday refused advance bail to an advocate who apprehended arrest following a complaint by the wife of Sadiq Batcha, who was linked with the 2G spectrum scam and died under mysterious circumstance in 2011. 

According to a complaint from Rekha Banu with Nungambakkam police on November 28 last, her husband Sadiq Batcha, an accused in the 2G scam case involving former Union Minister A Raja, died during pendency of the case in 2011.

He was doing real-estate business. She engaged an advocate Kumar to assist her in sorting out the financial transactions. The complainant alleged that the advocate had, under one pretext or the other, collected `50 lakh from her so far. When she refused to part with more money, Kumar threatened her to pay more, she alleged.Fearing arrest, Kumar moved the court seeking anticipatory bail. The judge dismissed the application.

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