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Aam Aadmi Party candidate’s brother seeks bail

New Delhi, Oct 17 (): Aam Aadmi Party candidate’s brother, booked for kidnapping an IPL spot-fixing case accused, today sought bail from a Delhi court stating that the charges against him were false.

Ritesh Bansal, an accused in the IPL spot fixing case told Sessions Judge Illa Rawat that he was kidnapped by four persons including Chakit Ravi, the elder brother of Vishesh Ravi, AAP’s Karol Bagh. The court called for Bansal’s file in the case registered against him by the crime branch of the Mumbai Police.

Chakit’s counsel said Ritesh is an accused in a case registered in Mumbai in the IPL spot-fixing scandal and during the period he claimed to have been kidnapped by his client and was making an appearance before a Mumbai court. He also submitted that Chakit is framed by political parties with a view to defame his family as his younger brother is an election candidate and the police complaint was lodged as soon as his name was announced by the Aam Aadmi Party for contesting the polls.

According to the police FIR, Ritesh, owner of a construction business in central Delhi, was kidnapped at gun point by one of his business associates and Chakit on August 25. They demanded Rs 30 lakh from him. Ritesh was driven to Rithala Metro Station where the money had to be paid. Chakit along with one accomplice was nabbed hours after Ritesh was kidnapped. Two others are still absconding, the police said. Chakit was a mediator for Ritesh in some business issues, the FIR said. Chakit has been booked for kidnapping and under Arms Act.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which promised of cleansing the system and bringing in the Lok Pal, if it is voted to power in the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections, has 79 FIRs registered against it for violations of the model code of conduct.

The Delhi Election Commission has registered totally 219 FIRs against various political parties for violation of model code of conduct. Aam Aadmi Party tops the list in the city.