Two accused in TAH case granted bail

YUPIA, Jul 21: The special judge of the west sessions division here granted bail to former DLRSO Bharat Lingu on Friday.
Lingu was arrested along with two others on 3 July for their alleged involvement in gross irregularities in the matter of payment of compensation against the Joram-Koloriang Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH) project in Lower Subansiri district.
While hearing the bail application filed by the brother of the accused under Section 439 of the CrPC, the court in its order said “since the accused has pleaded to be imposed with any strict terms and conditions, to the extent of being summoned even daily at PS for interrogation, and has assured full cooperation with the investigation team, (and) the accused has been transferred out of Ziro now, with less chance of tampering with official document, if any, and not much likelihood for his absconding, this court is inclined to grant bail to the accused person with strict terms and condition.”
The court ordered that the accused should produce a sound bailor and deposit an amount of Rs 2 lakhs as bail amount with one surety of similar amount. The court further said “the accused shall not intimate any of the witnesses or even try to hamper or tamper with the evidences, and the accused shall appear before the police (SIC) Itanagar after every 15 days till the whole investigation is over, and shall fully cooperate with the investigation team.”
It is also reported that another accused, businessman Likha Maj, was also granted bail, and that the bail application of former Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner Kemo Lollen will come up for order on 23 July.