Loni civic body’s ex-chief, two others denied bail in gangrape case

Updated: few hours ago

Ghaziabad, Oct 4 (PTI) A Ghaziabad court on Monday dismissed the bail plea of Loni municipality's former chairman Manoj Dhama and his two accomplices, arrested for allegedly gangraping a woman along with three others.

District and Sessions Judge Jitendra Kumar Sinha rejected the bail plea of the trio ruling that the accused are influential persons and on being enlarged on bail at this juncture, they may try to hamper probe and influence witnesses, prosecution counsel Rajesh Chandra Sharma said.

Manoj Dhama, a BJP leader and the husband of present Loni Municipality chairperson Ranjita Dhama, had been arrested along with five others, on September 17 on charges of gangraping and threatening a rape victim in February this year, District Government Counsel Sharma said.