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Gujarat High Court denies interim bail to Vipul Chaudhary

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Gujarat High Court on Friday denied interim bail to former Dudhsagar dairy chairman Vipul Chaudhary to campaign for the upcoming dairy elections.

During the hearing of Vipul Chaudhary’s regular bail application, the advocate appearing for him submitted that an interim bail of 5 days be granted to the petitioner for campaigning for the dairy election.

He also submitted that since Chaudhary was not disqualified from the same he should be allowed to participate in the election campaign.

However, the Public Prosecutor argued that the investigating agency State CID Crime’s probe is still at a crucial stage. The petitioner is an influential person and can affect the probe of the investigating agency, so he shouldn’t be granted interim bail.

The court has also issued a notice to the state government on the regular bail application plea.

Other developments in the Vipul Chaudhary case

On Thursday, the Gujarat High Court had admitted and granted a stay on a petition that challenged the District Registrar of Cooperative Society’s decision to put a co-operative milk producer union in the C-category.

Putting a co-operative under C-category indicates it is not performing well financially.

Interestingly, the milk co-operative that was put under the C-category was also the one through which former Dudhsagar Dairy Chairman Vipul Chaudhary had filed his nomination for the upcoming dairy elections.

Earlier Vipul Chaudhary filed a bail application before the Gujarat High Court after it was rejected by Ahmedabad Sessions Court.

The state CID Crime arrested Vipul Chaudhary, Moughi Chaudhary, and Nishit Bakshi in a case of financial irregularity. 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 carried out financial irregularities for personal gains. He was arrested by the CID crime 6 years after the registration of FIR.

 

 

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