HC reserves order on bail pleas of PUC leak suspects

HC reserves order on bail pleas of PUC leak suspects

HC reserves order on bail pleas of PUC leak suspects

The High Court has reserved its orders on the bail applications filed by M V Rudrappa, K S Ranganath and Obalaraju who were arrested in the II PUC Chemistry question paper leak, reports DHNS from Bengaluru.

State Public Prosecutor P M Nawaz argued that though the High Court had stayed the investigation under the Karnataka Control of Organised Crime Act, 2000, for 8 weeks, that did not mean the suspects could not be tried in other offences as they were abettors in the crime under the Act.

The counsel for the suspects, however, argued that if investigation was stayed under the said Act, the charge sheet for other offences must be filed within 60 days. The suspects have been in judicial custody for the past 87 days and the CID is yet to file charge sheet against them, the counsel said and sought bail for them.

Besides the KCOC Act, the men have been booked under the IPC and the Karnataka Education Act. Justice K N Phaneendra reserved his orders.

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