Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, May 23: Bail petition of the accused in the infamous Hotel Alcor case came up for hearing on Saturday, May 23 in the court of the District Judge in Jamshedpur. The hearing was held online with Jharkhand high Court advocate Indrajit Sinha arguing for Hotel Alcor owner Rajiv Duggal while and other lawyers arguing on behalf of the other accused in the alleged flesh trade going on in the hotel. The District judge, after listening to the arguments fixed the date for next hearing on May 28. The court directed the Jamshedpur police to present the relevant case diary. The Jamshedpur court, based on the case diary and listing the police version would give its decision.
The police have sent nine accused to jail in this Hotel Alcor case. A petition has been filed in the High Court of Jharkhand to quash the case. But this petition has not been heard in the High Court.
The accusation in the case pertains to the hotel’s spa functioning during lockdown period and alleged flesh trade being operated there. The police had sent hotel owner Rajiv Duggal, a girl from Kolkata, Raju Bhalotia, Sharad Poddar, Dipak Agrawal, Rajesh Mangotia alias Laddu Mangotia, Dipak Agrawal, Rahul Agrawal, hotel manager Dhananjay Singh and Rajat Jaggi to jail.
Sikh and business communities irked
The Sikh community members and traders’ fraternity are irked with the case. While the Sikh community members have alleged that sending Rajiv Duggal to jail was a wrong move, traders and businessmen contended that it was not possible for an owner of such a big establishment to keep a tack on every activity and each and every staff, it was wrong to send Hotel Alcor owner to jail. The members of the Sikh community has met the DGP and other high officials in the matter and expressed their grievance in the matter.