Jamshedpur, July 6: The High Court on Monday granted bail to seven people including Hotel Alcor owner Rajiv Dugal in the case related to running of flesh trade at the hotel promises during lockdown. Rajat Jaggi’s bail application has not yet been heard, as his name could not appear in the list. Others who have received bail include Dhananjay Kumar Singh, Rajesh Kumar Mangotia alias Ladoo Mangotia, Sharad Poddar, Rajkumar Agarwal alias Raju Bhalotia, Rahul Kumar Agarwal and Deepak Agarwal. In the High Court, 16 advocates pleaded on the bail. After getting bail from the High Court, it is expected that it may take a day or two for them to get out of jail.
Jamshedpur court will issue an order for their release after all orders from the High Court is expected to reach on Wednesday. Advocates Harsh Pandey and Sudhir Kumar Pappu, who are representing case in Jamshedpur said that the process will start after getting bail from Tuesday. On getting bail, the employees of Rajiv Dugal distributed sweets. Sardar Shailendra Singh said that this has led a wave of happiness in the Sikh community.
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. 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.