Miner Deepak Gupta’s bail plea rejected again

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today again refused to grant bail to miner Deepak Gupta who is in judicial custody for nearly four years on charges of corruption.

This is the fourth time that his bail application was rejected by the High Court.

Justice S K Mishra rejected the bail application saying that there is reasonable apprehension that evidences could be tampered with if bail is granted to him.

Gupta was arrested on September 5, 2013 by state vigilance and is currently facing trial on the charges under the Prevention of Corruption Act and IPC sections including 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery) and 409 (criminal breach of trust).

It is alleged that Gupta in connivance with mining, forest and revenue officials, and mining lease holders created fake documents and excavated iron ore causing loss to the state exchequer to the tune of over Rs 1,500 crore.

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