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Court cautions Ravi Ruia, warns of bail cancellation

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, April 8: A court here on Wednesday issued a warning to Essar promoter Ravi Kant Ruia for filing applications in a casual and cavalier manner, saying the prosecution is at liberty to take steps to seek cancellation of his bail.

The Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge O. P. Saini’s remarks came while allowing Ravi Ruia to travel to Russia between April 11 and 15 to attend a business meeting. However, the judge observed that the accused is repeatedly filing such applications in a casual and cavalier manner, drafted in a language which is vague and uncertain.

“Such deliberate laxity and levity is not conducive to the interest of anyone. In a sense, this amounts to creation of conditions which are not conducive to the holding of a fair trial as precious court time is wasted and attention of the court gets distracted from the main trial, which by all means is complex and highly technical,” the court said.

“If the accused (Ruia) persists with such behaviour in future, prosecution is at liberty to take steps seeking cancellation of his bail,” the judge said.

The judge also said that a lot of court time is wasted in hearing arguments on unnecessary matters and making out the correct meaning of the prayer made in the applications.

Observing that Ruia has an urgent meeting in Russia, which is in his business interest, the court took a lenient view and allowed the prayer.

The court was hearing two applications filed by Ruia on April 6 and 7 seeking permission to travel abroad.

In an application dated April 6, Ruia said that he will travel to different countries from April 8 to April 20 for his business activities. (IANS)

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