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HC rejects bail pleas of conman Yuvaraj, says accused could tamper with evidence


Team Udayavani, Apr 30, 2021, 11:12 AM IST

Bengaluru: The bail pleas of conman Yuvaraj, who allegedly cheated several educated persons, including former HC judge Justice BS Indrakala, after receiving Rs 8.50 crore by promising to get her the Governor’s post was rejected by the Karnataka High Court.

Justice K Natarajan while dismissing the pleas in six different cases registered against accused Sevalal Sanganna Basava Swamiji alias Yuvaraj, who is a proclaimed offender, observed that he has committed heinous offences of cheating educated people, as well as a retired judge of the High Court.

The judge observed, “It is unfortunate that the magistrate granted bail in the case where the accused received Rs 8.50 crore for securing the post of Governor. It is most unfortunate that the state has chosen not to file any application for cancellation of the bail granted by the magistrate. It is also most unfortunate that a former judge of the HC has paid the petitioner for securing the post of Governor, which not only lowered the prestige of a judge, but also the image of the Governor’s post.”

Further, he added, “If this petitioner is granted bail, he will tamper with the prosecution’s witnesses, while committing similar offences is not ruled out. He is a very influential person and may threaten the witnesses and cause hurdle to the investigation. ”

“If he is granted bail, a wrong message will be sent out to society that a person having money can buy any post in government. Hence, he does not deserve grant of any bail,” the judge added.

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