The owner of the bus in which the 23-year-old paramedic was gang-raped and brutally assaulted along with her male friend on December 16 was refused bail on Tuesday in a case of alleged forgery committed by him to get his vehicles registered here.

Metropolitan Magistrate Chhavi Kapoor dismissed the bail plea of Dinesh Yadav, arrested by the police for allegedly submitting false documents for registration of his vehicles.

The court denied the bail saying the forged documents are to be sent to Forensic Science Laboratory for obtaining expert opinion and the probe is still at an initial stage.

“Keeping in view the nature and gravity of the allegations and the fact that investigation is at preliminary stages, I am not inclined to grant bail to the accused at this stage,” the court said.