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Manivelan moves HC for bail in Daya Nayak case

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Mumbai, Mar 13 (UNI) Palaniappan Manivelan, the co-accused in suspended encounter specialist Daya Nayak's disproportionate assets case today moved the Bombay High Court for bail on parity basis with Nayak's wife Komal, who was granted bail earlier in the case.

The sessions court had rejected his bail plea on February 14.

The bail application was moved by his advocate Satish Maneshinde and was listed for today before Justice V M Kanade, but could be taken up.

It will now come up for hearing on March 17.

According to the bail plea, Manivelan is suffering from liver disorder and is on medication at the J J hospital. He needs special diet which is not possible in custody, it was mentioned.

His counsel also alleged that Manivelan was being falsely implicated in the case and no incriminating material was found against him.

The bail plea also appealed that co-accused Komal Nayak had been granted anticipatory bail on February 9 in connection with the case and on the same basis, he should also be granted bail.

Manivelan, a businessman and director of Kuber Housing, Investment and Real Estate was arrested by the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on January 22 under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Meanwhile, Maneshinde also submitted that the inquiry was going on in connection with the case since December 3, 2004 and after a gap of more than one year, the prosecution had filed a case which itself created doubt.

He also furnished details of the bank transactions of his client, claiming that all were 'legal' and within the parameters of the Banking Regulation Act.

He also mentioned that since the last nine months, Manivelan had been attending the office of the ACB.

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