Court Denies Bail To Fugitive US citizen

17 Dec, 2017 10:20 IST|Sakshi
Delhi court denied bail to a fugitive US citizen arrested in Bengaluru

New Delhi: A fugitive US citizen, arrested in Bengaluru following a Red Corner Notice for allegedly causing death of a person in Indonesia due to medical negligence last year, has been denied bail by a Delhi court.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gurmohina Kaur, who presides over the Special Extradition Court of India, dismissed the bail application of 57-year-old Randall John Cafferty, arrested from Bengaluru airport on September 29 following the notice. The court noted the submissions made by advocate N K Matta, appearing for the Ministry of External Affairs, that a formal extradition request from Indonesia against Cafferty, currently in judicial custody, has been received by the central government. Cafferty was held on a request of Indonesia for his provisional arrest as he was wanted there to face trial.

He is accused of committing various offences in Indonesia, including practising as a health worker without having an appropriate licence and causing medical negligence which resulted in the death of the patient. Indian and Indonesia have an extradition treaty in place since 2011.

PTI

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