HC dismisses Saravana Stores petition on anticipatory bail

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Chennai, Sep 5 (UNI) Madras High Court today dismissed the petition filed by the partners of Saravana Stores seeking anticipatory bail following the fire, which ravaged three floors of the stores building on September one and claimed the lives of two workers.

They have been accused of committing offences punishable under Section 304-A(care and negligent act leading to death) and 506-ii(criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code(IPC).

Justice R Regupathi heard the counter filed by the prosecution and said the fire accident at Saravana Stores reflected the fire accident at Kumbakonam some time back and dismissed the petition.

It may be recalled that yesterday counsel for the petitioners Rajarathinam and Yogarathinam, claimed that the judge had granted them bail. The Government advocate, however, mentioned the matter before the judge and sought time to file counter.

It may also be noted that the petitioners said they are prepared to comply with any condition laid down by the court.


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