Special Delhi court dismisses interim bail plea for AAP MLA arrested over alleged suicide of Delhi doctor

A special court in Delhi on Friday dismissed the interim bail plea of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Prakash Jarwal, who was arrested in connection with the alleged suicide case of a doctor in the national capital.

Special Judge (PC Act) Sanjeev Aggarwal, while dismissing the interim bail plea, said that considering the dominant position of the accused the chances of the accused influencing the witnesses cannot be ruled out.

"The investigations are still in progress, in these circumstances if the accused is released on interim bail, considering the dominant position of the accused, who is stated to be resident of the same locality as also the local MLA, therefore chances of the accused influencing the witnesses cannot be ruled out. Therefore, no ground for interim bail is made out at this stage. The application stands dismissed," the order said.

The court had earlier reserved its order in the matter, in which Jarwal had sought interim bail on the ground to attend the last rites of his father-in-law.

Jarwal, who is currently lodged in Tihar jail, is accused of abetment to the suicide of a 52-year-old doctor named Rajinder Singh who committed suicide by hanging himself on April 18.

The deceased doctor's son, in his complaint to the police, had said that his father supplied water tankers to the DJB and was upset because of monetary loss as the accused had demanded money from the victim, failing which his payment was stopped.

The AAP MLA from Deoli, however, has denied the charges.

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