Virk's bail plea dismissed, judicial remand till Oct 22

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Rupnagar, Oct 8 (UNI) A Session Court here today dismissed the bail application filed by former Punjab DGP S S Virk, who was arrested by the Vigilance Bureau in a case registered against him for possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Sessions Judge Rekha Mittal also dismissed the bail application filed by a co-accused in the case, Vijay Pal Singh Dimpi.

Virk had applied for bail on September 29 last while Dimpi had filed the bail application a few days earlier. The judge had reserved her orders on the bail application for today after hearing the arguments of Public Prosecutor Pradeep Mehta and defense counsel on October 4.

Dimpi, who was also arrested by the Vigilance Bureau, is also under judicial custody in the case at present and has been lodged in jail.

Earlier, the Sessions Judge extended the judicial remand of both Virk and Dimpi till October 22 after they were produced in the court on the expiry of their earlier judicial remand.

Virk was brought to the court from PGI Chandigarh after doctors attending on him stated in writing that he was fit for movement. The doctors had also stated that the former DGP may need medical attention in the court and he should be brought back to the PGI.

Doctors were also called in the court to check the blood pressure of Virk. His blood pressure was found to be 130/90 mmHg.

The Vigilance Bureau sought the extension of the judicial remand of both Virk and Dimpi through Public Prosecutor Pradeep Mehta and the court extended the remand till October 22.

Virk was arrested by the Vigilance Bureau on September 10 from Maharashatra Sadan, New Delhi after registering a case under section 7, 13(1) (d) (e) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 168, 169, 216, 218, 120-B of IPC on September 9 at the Vigilance police station in Mohali. He is presently under judicial custody and has been admitted at PGI Chandigarh for the treatment of his ailment.

UNI

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