Jamshedpur, April 17: The court of third additional district judge L.K. Sharma today rejected the bail petition of Vinod Singh and Amlesh Singh, both prime suspects in the Ashish Dey murder case.
On Tuesday, the court had held a hearing on their bail petition followed by an argument on whether they should be given bail.
District prosecution officer Jai Prakash, opposing the bail, argued that both Vinod and Amlesh were involved in the murder and there was substantial evidence against the duo.
The prosecution, however, did not elaborate what the ďsubstantialĒ evidence was.
Counsels for Vinod and Amlesh said they would move the state high court.
Leading businessman, and owner of Citi Inn, Vinod Singh has been lodged in Sakchi jail since February 15. A day later, Amlesh Singh was picked up, after their names figured in the report of a narco analysis test on yet another suspect Jitendra Singh Pappu.
Pappu had divulged that Vinod had given him money and Amlesh, and his brother Akhilesh, had arranged for the weapon to kill shoe baron Ashish Dey.
Vinod and Amlesh, too, were sent to a Gujarat-based forensic science laboratory for a narco analysis test, the report of which is still pending, after their arrest in the steel city.