New Delhi, Jan 3 (UNI) The Supreme Court today declined to issue directions to the trial court to immediately consider the bail application of suspended DGP(Home Guards), Orissa B B Mohanty in case he surrenders before the trial court.
Mohanty is facing allegation of helping his son, Bitti Mohanty, convicted and sentenced for raping a foreign tourist, in jumping the bail.
A bench comprising Justices C K Thakker and D K Jain told the petitioners counsel that no such directions can be issued to the trial court.
Mohanty is wanted by the Rajasthan police as he was surety when bail was granted to his son who failed to surrender after his parole was over.
Bitty Mohanty was sentenced to seven-years imprisonment by a fast-track court in Rajasthan for raping a German tourist for about two weeks.
Counsel for B B Mohanty assured the apex court today that the former DGP would surrender before the trial court within two weeks.
The DGP had moved the apex court against the order of the High Court which had directed him to surrender before the Rajasthan police.
However, the Rajasthan police has been complaining that the Orissa government was not cooperating and were trying to shield their senior police officer.
UNI AKS/SC DS PM1404