Former test cricketer Manoj Prabhakar, who was remanded to 14 days' judicial custody, today suffered a double blow when both the Haldwani and Nainital courts rejected his bail plea in a Chit Fund scam case.
Prabhakar, who had moved two separate bail applications in the courts of Haldwani judicial magistrate and Munsif magistrate, Nainital, had pleaded not guilty and said he be given bail on health grounds.
However, both the courts rejected the bail plea, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Nainital, Vijay Raghav Pant told PTI here over phone.
"Munsif magistrate, Nainital, Desh Raj Singh has rejected the bail plea of Prabhakar in the Chit Fund scam case," Assistant Director General of Police (ADGP) Anil Raturi said here.
Initially, he said, the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Nainital, had adjourned hearing on the bail application for tomorrow but later he transferred the case to the Munsif Magistrate who rejected the plea.
Meanwhile, Prabhakar's counsel today moved the district court, Nainital against the court's order of rejection of his bail, Pant added.
Prabhakar's counsel had appealed before the Munsif Magistrate for grant of bail to his client on health grounds.
The condition of Prabhakar, who is admitted to a private nursing home in Haldwani following suspected brain stroke, is 'stable'.
"The swelling on the right side of his brain is gradually subsiding but it would take 5 to 7 days for him to fully recover,' Dr. J S Khurana said.
He said Prabhakar had regained full consciousness.
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