BENGALURU: Sadashiva S Sultanpuri, Principal Special Judge for CBI cases, rejected the bail applications of all the four accused recently. The accused are Satish Chand Sharma, Krishna Chaurasia, Vinod Kumar Banka and Sanjay Kohli. “In a modern world with advanced technology, the accused are well versed with the matters and as such there is every possibility of tampering with witnesses if they are released on bail,” the judge said.
They approached the CBI court for bail, claiming that they are innocent. Sharma claimed he was a lawyer and the complaint is baseless whereas Banka and Kohli contended that they had appeared before the investigation officer in Bengaluru after receiving notices and that they had cooperated. The claimed that no cognizable offence had been made out against them in the source report by CBI. However, the judge observed that Sharma being an advocate collected money illegally in order to induce public servants by illegal means in order to clarify the income tax documents of Chaurasia.