The Allahabad High Court today rejected the bail plea of former Uttar Pradesh minister Badshah Singh, an accused in the multi-crore Labour and Construction Co-operative Federation (LACCFED) scam during the erstwhile BSP regime.
Justice Aditya Nath of the Lucknow Bench passed this order on an application for bail moved on behalf of Singh.
Opposing the bail, the prosecution submitted that many engineers had specifically accused Singh of accepting bribe of Rs 5 crore on April 2, 2011.
Singh, the Labour Minister in the Mayawati cabinet, was arrested on October 3, 2012 for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 5 crore to allot LACCFED, a state-controlled cooperative body, the contract of building labour shelters across Uttar Pradesh.
The court said that “without expressing any opinion on the merits, I do not find it a fit case for grant of bail. The application is therefore rejected”.