Suspended police constable Manoj Adhikari who is accused in the high profile case of alleged loot of cash by three policemen from property dealer Anurodh Panwar under the pretext of checks and seizures for the enforcement of Model Code of Conduct on the night of April 4, has been granted bail by session court in Dehradun on Wednesday. Congress leader Anupam Sharma, who is also an accused in the same case was granted bail earlier on May 7. Defendants’ advocate is soon going to file bail application on behalf of the two others accused in the case- suspended sub-inspector Dinesh Negi and Himanshu Upadhyay.
Defendants’ advocate Neeraj Pandey said, “Bail was granted to Adhikari on Wednesday by sessions judge Alok Kumar Verma. We will be filing bail application on behalf of Himanshu Upadhyay and Dinesh Negi soon.”
As per the orders of Dehradun sessions judge Alok Kumar Verma, the accused Adhikari has been released on bail on his furnishing a personal bond of Rs 40,000 and two sureties of the same amount each.
If sources are to be believed, with the bag in question that was allegedly filled with cash and was transacted that night still missing Special Task Force (STF) has little to move forward its investigation. Sources also aver that the money in question was being transferred from Delhi to somewhere in Garhwal during the election.
It is pertinent to mention here that all four accused- Congress leader Anupam Sharma, suspended sub-inspector Dinesh Negi, suspended constable (driver) Himanshu Upadhyay and suspended constable Manoj Adhikari were arrested on the night of April 16. A departmental inquiry is also being conducted by Superintendent of Police (SP) traffic, Prakash Chandra Arya on all three accused policemen.