GUWAHATI, Aug 25 - The hearing of the bail petitions of all the 10 accused in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) cash-for-jobs scam came up for hearing before the Court of Justice MR Pathak today.
Suspended member of the APSC Basanta Kumar Doley, who was represented by senior counsel Niloy Dutta have prayed for bail on merit along wtih some others and their bail prayers were vehemently opposed by special public prosecutor BK Mahajan on the ground that ample materials have come out against them during investigation of the case.
Some of the others accused have claimed bail on default ground as was granted to suspended APSC chairman Rakesh Kumar Paul as has been laid down by the apex court.
In regard to the three arrested civil service officials, the prosecution cited the Hitendra Vishnu Thakur versus State of Maharasthra wherein in a similarly situated circumstances, bail prayers were rejected by the apex court in 1994.
Judgments in all these matters have been reserved by the Gauhati High Court.