Mumbai court refuses bail to sr. executive of firm floated by NiravModi

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Mumbai court refuses bail to sr. executive of firm floated by NiravModi

Mumbai: A special CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) court on Monday rejected the bail plea of a senior executive of restore  International a firm floated by fugitive director Nirav Modi. The executive, Arjun Patil, had sought interim bail as he was infected with Covid-19. However, the court rejected his plea because the state is taking “sincere efforts” to protect the health of the inmates.

Patil was arrested in February 2018 by CBI for his alleged role in preparing applications for fraudulent letters of undertaking (LoUs) submitted to Punjab National Bank (PNB).

Patil was shifted to GT Hospital on April 30 for treatment after he was found infected with the virus. His lawyer argued that following the illness, Patil has lost tremendous weight and is suffering from severe weakness, and hence, is unable to take care of himself.

The lawyer further alleged that the chances of him recovering from the weakness are very low as the jail authorities are not taking proper treatment and care of the inmates and there is no proper hygiene in the jail. The plea was objected by CBI because the recommendation/guidelines issued by the state’s high-power committee to release the accused on interim bail do not apply to Patil.

The court, while rejecting the bail plea after considering arguments of both sides, noted that the state is making sincere efforts to protect the health of inmates. The court also noted that Patil is being treated at GT Hospital, which is a renowned hospital run by the Maharashtra government.