MARGAO: The anticipatory bail application filed by Dipak Faldessai, one of the accused in Balli violence cases was rejected by the additional district and sessions judge of fast track court, Ms Vijaya Pol on Tuesday.
While disposing of the anticipatory bail application, Ms Pol held that the crime is heinous in nature as two persons were burned alive by members of an unlawful assembly. She held that prima facie there is material on record to connect the applicant to the crime. Further it was held that though the applicant has admitted that he has seen the entire sequence of incidents yet he has been suppressing the material facts involving him and the incidents.
Ms Pol observed that the investigation is in initial stage and a lot of evidence has yet to be collected by CID Crime Branch, Dona Paula. She stated that the custodial interrogation of the applicant is the need of the hour for fair and full investigation of the heinous crime.
Taking into consideration the nature and gravity of the case, the role of applicant, the impact of grant of anticipatory bail on the public at large and the reasonable apprehension of the applicant tempering with witness coupled, the anticipatory bail is rejected, she said.
The special public prosecutor, Ms T S Sardinha appointed by the government to appear in Balli violence cases opposed the anticipatory bail application saying that CID Crime Branch has strongly objected for grant of anticipatory bail on the grounds that ample evidence is available on record from the statements recorded of rescuer of the Balli violence from Achal Cashew Nut Factory. She further argued that visual clipping of electronic media which were projected in court room could not be of any evidential value to the applicant since no reliance can be placed on electronic media and for that matter even on print media.
Mr Amey Prabhudessai, who appeared on behalf of the accused Dipak Faldessai, said that the evidence against his client Dipak Faldessai has no base. - NT


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