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Gorakhpur deaths: UP HC rejects oxygen supplier's bail plea

Press Trust of India  |  Allahabad 

The High Court has rejected the bail plea of the of a firm which supplied oxygen to the government-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College in where dozens of children died last year.

More than 60 children, mostly infants, had died at the hospital within a week in August, 2017. There were allegations that the deaths occurred due to disruption in oxygen supply over unpaid bills to the vendor.

Justice yesterday rejected the bail petition of the of Pushpa Sales, Manish Bhandari, saying, "The court is inclined to accept the submission that custodial interrogation of the accused may still be warranted and it would not be appropriate to grant him bail at this stage."

The for the UP government opposed the petition, saying the investigation in the case was pending and Bhandari may be required for it.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 09:45 IST