The trial court on Saturday granted bail to an accused Jagdish Kanani, who was arrested in the GST input tax credit scam, after 90 days of his arrest. Counsel for Kanani moved a statutory bail application before court of judicial magistrate first class Brajesh Singh, alleging that 90 days had passed since his arrest and no chargesheet had been filed by police. The counsel for GST authority submitted before the court that they were not ready to file chargesheet in the case since they were still investigating the matter. Hence, the accused can be granted bail on condition of not leaving the country, while on bail.
“The court allowed the bail application with the condition that Kanani will not leave the country without permission of the court. He was directed to furnish a local surety of Rs 1 lakh. The court also instructed him to cooperate with investigation and be present for all hearings of the case,” advocate Lokendra Joshi, counsel for Kanani said. Jagdish Kanani was arrested by GST authority on January 5 and was sent on police remand till January 8.