Bombay HC's Goa Bench to Decide on Former Goa CM Digambar Kamat's Bail Next Week

Published: 28th August 2015 09:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th August 2015 09:58 PM   |  A+A-


PANAJI: The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court reserved its verdict today in the crime branch's application seeking cancellation of anticipatory bail granted by a lower court to former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat in connection with the Louis Berger bribery case.

HC's Justice K L Wadhane heard the arguments by the prosecution and the defence on the crime branch's application and decided to reserve its order until next week.

Arguing on behalf of Kamat, defence lawyer Surendra Dessai said that unless the police executed the arrest and releases him, the challenge (to the anticipatory bail) cannot stand. He also questioned the maintainability of the application.

However, Special Public Prosecutor Subodh Dessai argued that the resort to flimsy grounds to avoid anticipatory bail be rejected.

Kamat has been booked by the police in connection with Louis Berger bribery case.

The investigating agency has already arrested former Goa PWD Minister Churchill Alemao and other officials in the case.

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