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Sukesh Chandrashekar vs State on 11 January, 2018

2. Learned counsel for the petitioner contends that at best the case of the
prosecution is that the petitioner acted in conspiracy with the main accused
TTV Dinakaran to obtain a favourable order from the Election Commission
of India (in short ECI) with respect to 2 leaves election symbol. It is
contended that the main accused TTV Dinakaran has already been released
on bail on 1st June, 2017 by the learned Sessions Court, however the
petitioner is in custody and be granted bail on parity. The offences under
Section 8 of the PC Act would at best be punishable for a sentence of

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imprisonment for a period of five years and the petitioner being in custody
for nearly 9 months, he be released on bail. The petitioner has been made
scapegoat. Though search was conducted on the 16th April, 2014 at the
room stated to be in occupations of the petitioner at Hotel Hyatt Regency,
R.K. Puram and ₹1.35 crores recovered besides the Mercedes Benz Car, it is
the case of the prosecution itself that on 17th April, 2014 the room was again
opened and a business card was recovered noting that the petitioner was a
Rajya Sabha member. The said business card has been planted. Sections
467/468/471/474/201 IPC were added only on the basis of these planted
recoveries. In any case the petitioner is no more required for investigation
and thus be released on bail.

Source: Indian Kanoon

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