SC no to anticipatory bail to cricketer accused of human trafficking

United News of India

New Delhi, April 19, 2011

The Supreme Court today dismissed an application for anticipatory bail filed by a former member of the Indian cricket team, Jacob Martin, facing allegations of involvement in human trafficking.

A bench headed by Mr Justice H S Bedi declined to entertain the petition filed by Martin, who has played ten ODIs for the country, challenging Delhi High Court order vide which his application for pre-arrest bail was dismissed.

With today's order, Martin will have to surrender either before the court or before the police and seek regular bail.

Martin is facing allegations of sending people abroad for jobs on the basis of forged documents.