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Madras high Court reserves order on DSP bail plea in idol case

Published Aug 24, 2017, 9:44 am IST
Updated Aug 24, 2017, 9:44 am IST
Madras high Court
 Madras high Court

Madurai: The Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Wednesday reserved its order on the anticipatory bail petition filed by DSP, Mr. Kader Batcha, now under suspension, in a case related to alleged theft of ancient idols while he served as Inspector in the Idol Wing, Criminal Investigation department, in 2008.

The DSP contended that theft case had been registered against him nearly nine years after the alleged occurrence took place. He claimed that it was a false complaint filed due to professional rivalry.

 Batcha said that had solved many idol theft cases and served the profession honestly for more than 30 years. 

Countering his claims, R Rajarithanam, State public prosecutor informed the court that he was involved in a ‘grave offence’ of armed robbery of three antique idol cases, which is against the state's cultural and historic heritage. 

As Batcha was arrested in the case by Tiruchy Vigilance and Anti-corruption Unit, 2002, he requested the court to dismiss the official’s anticipatory bail plea now. 

 Advocate Mr. Elephant G Rajendran, who has impleaded himself in this case against the DSP, argued for custodial interrogation of the accused. 

Location: India, Tamil Nadu, Madurai


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