The Supreme Court has rejected an anticipatory bail plea of Anurag Garg, one of the prime suspects in Navi Mumbai builder S K Loharia's murder case. The court on Friday gave Garg 20 days to surrender the police.
Garg, an architect by profession, had gone into hiding soon after the murder in February 2013 and has been absconding since. He had applied for anticipatory bails twice in a Thane court and twice in the Bombay High Court earlier. But all his bail pleas were rejected.
Another accused in that case, Mahesh Bijlani (younger brother of main accused Suresh Bijlani) is also absconding for past 15 months. The Thane court rejected his anticipatory bail plea nearly five months ago.
Loharia, then 50, was shot dead outside his office at sector 28 in Vashi by two bike-borne assailants on February 16 last year.
Garg was the common architect of all the builders and developers allegedly involved in the murder.