The Ahmedabad City Civil and Sessions Court on Thursday rejected the bail plea of Vipup Chaudhary who was arrested by the CID crime in a financial irregularities case.
Earlier the court had granted relief to Vipul Chaudhary and allowed his application to fill the nomination form in the upcoming elections of the Mehsana Co-operative Union.
The state had opposed the bail plea of Vipul Chaudhary arguing that the accused is an influential person and releasing him on bail may affect the investigation. It further argued that the fraud in which he is accused is very huge.
What Vipul Chaudhary argued
Counsel for the petitioner submitted that he is facing charges of misappropriation of Rs14 crore from the bonus meant for dairy employees. Of this, he had returned Rs9 crore, as per the direction of the tribunal.
A plea in which he has challenged his disqualification for the upcoming dairy elections is pending before Gujarat High Court.
State CID Crime arrested Vipul Chaudhary, Moughi Chaudhary, and Nishit Bakshi in a case of financial irregularities. All the three accused were sent to judicial custody after their remand came to an end.
According to the FIR lodged with Mehsana B Division Police Station in 2014, ex-chairman Vipul Chaudhary committed the financial irregularities for personal gains. He was arrested by the CID crime 6 years after the registration of FIR.
Earlier former chief minister Shankersinh Vaghela had backed Chaudhary and said has been targeted as part of a political witch hunt just weeks ahead of the dairy elections.
Chaudhary is one of the board of directors at Mehsana Dudhsagar Dairy and several of his supporters also occupy top positions in several dairies across the state.
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