Nagpur: City-based educationalist Deepak Bajaj will have to surrender to the cops since the Supreme Court has also rejected his plea for an anticipatory bail on Monday. The apex court bench comprising justice Kurian Joseph granted him interim protection for 10 days only, while directing him to surrender on November 12 before 11am.
The secretary of Sindhu Education Society, Bajaj had moved the top court challenging Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court’s decision to reject his anticipatory bail. Bajaj had been booked by Nagpur unit of State Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for having assets disproportionate to known sources of income.
Lakhs in cash and several documents were recovered by ACB officials from the office of Mahatma Gandhi Centennial School run by Sindhu Education Society at Jaripatka. ACB also conducted a simultaneous search at the cooperative society housed in the same premises. In initial search, ACB recovered 18 lakh cash, besides other valuables worth around 3 crore.
Earlier, his anticipatory bail plea was rejected by sessions judge KJ Rathi, which Bajaj challenged before the Nagpur bench. Justice Vinay Deshpande then ruled that petitioner’s custody was necessary for further investigations, as demanded by ACB, and he could tamper with evidence if granted bail.