CJM denies bail in Rice Puller Scam

Chief Judicial Magistrate Jammu Suneet Gupta today rejected the bail application of one Venkata Krishna Modegula who was arrested by the Crime Branch in much publicized trat During the course of investigation statement of complainant u/s 161 Cr.PC was recorded. On the basis of statement of complainant section 467/468/471/RPC have been added in the case. Some suspects were interrogated. Account statements from various banks have been obtained which indicates that accused Venkata Krishna Modegula is involved in crime and has cheated the complainant a number of other persons by using forged documents. He has been arrested from Padma Rao Nagar Hyderabad on 06.05.2016 and his police remand has been obtained from Tehsildar JMIC Jammu on 07.05.2016 for 07 days and is in police custody at P/s Crime Branch Jammu. He has cheated the complainant and has taken more than rupees three Crore from the complainant by using forged documents/means.
CJM Jammu Suneet Gupta after hearing Adv HC Jalmeria and Adv Manoj Gorkela for the accused person whereas Senior PO MA Almansoor with Inspector Sajjad Pervaz for the Crime Branch observed that there is prima-facie sufficient evidence to connect the accused with the commission of offence and the nature and gravity of the accusation against him are so serious which involves whole society at large and the accused is resident of Hyderabad and if he be allowed to release on bail in eventuality, it would be quite exodus for the investigating agency to catch him for the purpose of completion of the investigation and for presentation of chargesheet.
CJM further observed that the from the perusal of the whole allegations as per the report submitted by the investigating agency, it could smell out that there is a wide network spread all over the India for alluring and cheating the innocent persons and the present accused is also found to be part of the said
network and if the concession of bail is extended to him in that eventuality it is every likelihood that the offences may be repeated and more innocent persons may rope in the said allurement extended by the accused and his other alliance. With these observations Court rejected the bail application. —JNF

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