Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Nov 26:
The Special CBI Court here today rejected the interim bail plea of Mayurbhanj MP Ramachandra Hansda seeking permission to attend the winter session of Parliament which began today.
On Tuesday, the court had reserved its bail plea verdict and posted the hearing to today.
The Odisha High Court, in March this year, had allowed the Lok Sabha MP from Mayurbhanj to attend to attend Parliament session for a day while in the custody of the central investigating agency. Hansda had attended the last day of the Budget session.
Hansda, who is presently lodged in the Jharpada Special Jail here for his alleged links with Nabadiganta Capital Services Pvt Ltd, a major player in the Odisha chit fund scam, was suspended from the BJD since his arrest.
Hansda was arrested by CBI on November 4 last year.
Notably, a member needs to attend Lok Sabha for a day in order to retain the seat failing which a seat is declared vacant on a member not attending sitting of the Parliament of Assembly at a stretch for 60 days.