The former cooperative minister of Bihar, Ramadhar Singh, who was jailed earlier has been denied bail.
He was declared absconder in 1995 case leading to his resignation from cabinet.
Later he surrendered in Aurangabad court which sent him to jail. Complaining of deteriorating health he sought permission to be admitted to hospital. But the court asked the medical superintendent to report on his health condition.
His bail was rejected by the court on the ground that he has been absconding for many years. His opponents, citing previous cases, argued that an absconder is not given bail.
The fact that court summons were hanging on him was well known to the former minister, argued the lawyer. In his election petition he has very well mentioned pending cases against him to the election commission.
The court has fixed 9th June 2011 for next hearing of the case.
The cooperative war in Bihar has taken ugly turn with BJP and RJD pitted against each other. The deputy chief minister has publicly called Ramadhar Singh’s arrest and prosecution, a handy work of RJD. Mr Modi promised to reinstate the jailed minister after the charges are disproved against him. RJD camp meanwhile is happy with the rejection of bail petition. Talking to indiancooperative.com, BISCOMAUN chairman Sumil Singh told that it won’t be easy for Ramadhar Singh to get bail.
Chief Minister, meanwhile has been reduced to the status of mear on looker.