Jamshedpur, June 2: The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Manoj Kumar on Monday completed the hearing required for bail pleas of Hotel manager Dhananjay Kumar, a Kolkata-based woman, accused in case related to sex racket at Hotel Alcor. The judge completed the hearing and kept the verdict reserved. Rajeev Dugal, owner of Hotel Alcor in Bistupur , and the manager filed separate petitions related to violation of lockdown norms. Separate bail petition has also been filed by them in case related to lockdown violation.
Jugsalai-based railway contractor Rajesh Mangotia alias Laddu Mangotia, industrialist Sharad Podar, Raju Bhalotia, Deepak Agarwal, Rahul Agarwal and Rajat Jaggi, are also accused in operating prostitution racket at Hotel Alcor. The court had completed the hearing and rejected their pleas on Friday. The hearing process was held through an app.
All the accused have been in jail since April 29. The hotel owner Dugal and the railway contractor Mangotia had filed an application in the Jharkhand High Court seeking dismissal of the FIR lodged and relief from the case, which has not been heard so far. An FIR was lodged against the accused at Bistupur police station on the complaint of CCR DSP Arvind Kumar. On 25 April, Bistupur police team, led by a magistrate had raided the hotel in lockdown. Railway contractor Mangotia, Rajat Jaggi and Deepak Agarwal were caught from the hotel.
Those arrested were The Alcor Hotel’s owner Rajiv Dugal, hotel manager Dhananjay Singh, Sharad Poddar, Rahul Agrawal and the girl who is a resident of Kolkata was staying at the hotel.