New Delhi, May 26 (PTI) AAP legislator Prakash Jarwal, arrested in connection with the alleged suicide of a doctor in south Delhi last month, moved a Delhi court Tuesday seeking bail in the case.
The application, which is likely to be listed for hearing tomorrow, claimed that the allegations against the accused were “completely false and fabricated and he had no role in the unfortunate suicide of the deceased and as public representative he is equally pained by the death of the person”.
The application stated that there was “no direct and indirect contact from the deceased in recent past" and there was no question of harassment or money was ever being asked from him or his family.
“It is therefore again contended on behalf of the Applicant/Accused that he is falsely implicated and the entire allegation against him is part of well crafted conspiracy. He denies all the allegations are false and baseless and politically motivated,” said the plea, filed by advocates Mohd Irshad and Ravi Drall.
It further said that the veracity of the suicide note is a "matter of the investigation and there might be a case that the same has been used as tool to take revenge as the Applicant/Accused acted heavily against the tanker mafia”.
Rajendra Singh, 52, allegedly committed suicide in Durga Vihar in south Delhi on April 18. In his suicide note, the doctor held Jarwal responsible for his death.
Like Jarwal, Singh was also involved in the business of water supply with the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) since 2007, and police alleged that the MLA and his associates were extorting money from other water-tanker owners, including the doctor.
Jarwal, who represents the Deoli assembly constituency, was arrested on May 9 after a case of extortion and abetment to suicide was filed against him and others based on a police complaint by the doctor's son -- Hemant.
The FIR says Singh had been threatened and intimidated by Jarwal and others.
"During investigation it was found that there was a big nexus between water-tanker owners and the accused person," the police said in the remand application.
It said the investigation showed the money extorted from water-tanker owners was routed through the MLA's brother Anil Jarwal and invested in several properties and farm-houses in Delhi, Gurugram (Haryana) and Jaipur (Rajasthan).
They also claimed that Jarwal had got allotted many water borewells in his constituency by influencing the DJB and one borewell was illegally given after taking Rs 10 lakh as "gratification money".
The Police said complaints against the accused were filed to various authorities but no action was taken.
The police said it found a WhatsApp group in the name of tanker-owners whose administrator is Kapil Nagar, a co-accused and Jarwal's close aide. Jarwal is one of its members.
The chat details clearly show the direct involvement of both the accused in running the tanker mafia in Sangam Vihar and Tigri.
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