The Special Chief Judicial Magistrate's Court in Bhubaneswar Saturday rejected the bail petition of TMC MP Tapas Pal for the second time.
Pal was arrested for his alleged involvement in the Rose Valley chit fund scam, is now lodged at Jharpada jail here after completion of his remand period with the CBI. The SCJM court, designated as the CBI court, had yesterday reserved judgment on Pal bail petition. Judge P K Mishra rejected the bail petition even as the TMC MP's lawyer argued that his client was unwell and therefore, required bail. They had also offered to cooperate with the investigation. The CBI counsel told the court that Pal did not cooperate with the investigating agency during his remand period.