Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday rejected the bail prayer of Sambia Sohrab, an accused in the hit-and-run incident in which an Indian Air Force corporal died during Republic Day parade rehearsal on January 13 this year.
Justice Aniruddha Bose rejected the bail plea of Sambia in view of the seriousness of the incident in which the accused had allegedly violated two traffic blocks and entered the parade area on Red Road near Fort William, headquarter of the Army’s Eastern Command.
Justice Bose observed that the nature of the incident did not merit bail to the accused.
Chief Justice Manjula Chellur had referred the bail prayer of Sambia to the court of Justice Bose after two judges of a division bench had differed over granting of bail to the accused.
While Justice Ashim Kumar Roy had refused bail to Sambia, the other judge Justice C S Karnan had felt that the accused should be granted bail.
Justice Roy and Justice Karnan had passed separate orders in this regard.
Following this, the Chief Justice had referred the matter to the third judge.
Twenty one-year-old corporal Abhimanyu Gaud was killed by a speeding brand new Audi with Sambia allegedly at the wheels after it broke through guard rails on Red Road on the morning of January 13.
Sambia, son of former RJD MLA Mohd Sohrab, was arrested by the Kolkata Police some days after the incident.