NEW DELHI: A travel agent arrested in the human trafficking case involving suspended BJP Member of Parliament Babubhai Katara has been granted bail by a court here on the “ground of parity” with the lawmaker whose bail plea was earlier accepted by the Delhi High Court.

“The main accused Babubhai Katara had been released on bail by the High Court. Therefore, on the ground of parity, the present applicant Mohammed Shameem alias Shakeel is admitted to regular bail,” said Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau.

Besides Shameem and Katara, four co-accused -- Paramjeet Kaur, Rajender Kumar Gumpa, Satwant alias Santu and Kiran Dhar -- have aleardy been granted bail in the case, in which the charges are yet to be framed.

The court asked Shameem to furnish a personal bond and a surety bond of Rs.30,000 each.

Katara, MP from Dahod reserved parliamentary seat in Gujarat, was arrested at Delhi airport on April 18 last year when he was about to board a Toronto-bound flight along with Pramjeet Kaur, who pos-ed as his wife, and a boy, who claimed to be his son. -- PTI

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