The Supreme Court today dismissed the interim bail plea of the Uttarakhand Minority Commission ex-chairman Sukhdev Singh Namdhari in the murder case of liquor baron Ponty Chadha. He is allegedly the main accused in the case.
The Delhi High Court had also cancelled his bail plea in April, this year.
Gurdeep Singh Chadha, aka Ponty Chadha, was killed by his own brother Hardeep at his Chhatarpur farmhouse in south Delhi in November 2012. Besides being a liquor baron, the late Chadha was also a real estate honcho and owned Wave multiplexes. Hardeep too was killed in the gunfight.
In July 2015, a trial court had slapped charges under various sections against all the 21 accused in the case, including Namdhari and his personal security officer Sachin Tyagi.
Namdhari has a long criminal history. He was removed as Uttarakhand Minorities Commission chairman after the shootout. Twenty six criminal cases, including eight cases of murder and a dozen cases of land grabbing and cheating in Uttarakhand were registered against him between 1993 and 2009.