Bail plea of Preet Mandir managing trustee rejected


Posted: Tue Aug 03 2010

Additional Sessions Judge SS Gharge rejected the anticipatory bail petition of Preet Mandir managing trustee Joginder Singh Bhasin on Friday.

The CBI had registered a case in May this year against Bhasin and some state government officials for their alleged involvement in an inter-country adoption racket. Following the complaint, Bhasin has submitted an anticipatory bail application in the court in July through his lawyer Shrikant Shivade. It is alleged that the managing trustee of the Pune-based foundation entered into a criminal conspiracy with unknown persons and kidnapped the children of poor people in Maharashtra with a motive to send them outside to extort huge money from their foster parents during the period 2002 to 2010.

Meanwhile, the Aurangabad bench of Bombay High Court comprising J Hardas and J Deshpande handed over the custody of Komal (8) and Swati (10) from Aurangabad to their mother Meerabai Kamble on Monday after a writ petition was filed earlier this year as Preet Mandir was refusing to hand over these girls to their mother.