The Bombay High Court granted CBI till Friday to file its reply in Videocon Chairman Venugopal Dhoot's petition seeking release on bail and quashing of their FIR in the case.
Dhoot moved High Court after Chanda and Deepak Kocchar were granted interim bail by the court on Monday.
Dhoot sought release on rounds that his arrest was illegal, arbitrary
Dhoot also sought release on bail on the ground that his arrest was arbitrary and illegal. His plea states that he is a senior citizen suffering from serious ailments and having undergone multiple surgeries and hospitalisation in the last seven years.
Seeking release, his plea states that he is deeply rooted in India with no intention of absconding or evading arrest or obstructing CBI’s investigation.
Dhoot claimed special court 'carelessly, mechanically authorised' arrest
He too has claimed that provisions of Section 41A of the Criminal Procedure Code were not met with before arresting him. The section mandates that a person be called for questioning by the investigating agency and satisfying itself that there is a need for arrest.
He has also stated that he appeared before CBI on his own and on their request to co-operate with the investigation. Also, CBI failed to make out a case of his non co-operation to the investigation as a reason for his arrest.
Further, he has said that the special court carelessly and mechanically authorised the arrest which was carried out without necessary cause or reason.
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