The Mumbai Sessions Court granted bail to Kundra and his co-accused, Ryan Thorpe, six days after the Mumbai Police Crime Branch filed a 1,497-page supplementary charge sheet naming them as among the prime accused.
According to the court order, the investigating officer had recorded all the statements of the witnesses under section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. It also stated that the laptops and mobiles of Viaan Industries were in the custody of the officer, hence, the possibility of tampering with evidence was less.
It further stated that all other accused were already released on bail. The order stated, as further investigation was still on, the accused could not be kept behind bars until the conclusion of the trial.
The court order also mentioned that the Apex Court had previously observed that the trial will take its time and it will not be proper to keep the accused in custody when they were ready to furnish a surety of their appearance and to abide by the conditions imposed by the court.
Hence, the grant order for Raj Kundra’s and Ryan Thorpe’s bail was passed by the court.