Referring to health and exemption in the case, Honey’s lawyer said that the investigation is going on, if the passport is with the ED, then Honey should be given conditional bail. After hearing both the sides, the court reserved the decision.
Court has rejected the bail plea of Bhupinder Honey, nephew of former Chief Minister Charanjit Channi, who extorted crores in the name of Chief Minister from illegal mining. According to the information, the special court heard the arguments of ED and Honey’s lawyers for three hours on Saturday and while giving the verdict after lunch, the custody of Honey was upheld. Now the matter will be heard again on May 2.
Honey is in judicial custody till May 4. In the special court, the ED, while presenting its side, said that 10 crore cash earned from illegal mining, which has been recovered, is nothing, they have got evidence of earning Rs 325 crore from mining. Honey should not be granted bail till his investigation is completed. On the other hand, citing health and exemption in the case, Honey’s lawyer said that the investigation is going on, if the passport is with the ED, then Honey should be given conditional bail. After hearing both the sides, the court reserved the decision.
The bail plea of Bhupinder Singh Honey was made in the court during his last appearance on April 20, on which the court had fixed April 27 for hearing. On the fixed date, both the lawyers appeared and presented their respective arguments on the bail petition, but the court extended the date of hearing on the bail petition to 30 April. Honey is in judicial custody till May 4. ED’s advocate Lokesh Narang said that Bhupinder Singh Honey has extorted crores by using the name of Chief Minister Channi. The strings of Honey, who took 10 crores, are connected to many places even further. This case is not only of 10 crores, but according to the investigation so far, it is a multi-crore case. About Rs 325 crore has been earned by using the name of the Chief Minister.