Coimbatore, Feb 22 (PTI) A Special court here today dismissed the bail petition of suspended Bharathiar University Vice-Chancellor, A Ganapathy, for the second time in two weeks. Also Read - Meet Sonal Sharma, a Milkman's Daughter Who is Now Set to Become a Judge | Read Her Inspiring Story

Ganapathy was arrested and lodged in the central jail here on charges of demanding and accepting Rs 30 lakh from an Assistant Professor aspirant on February 3. Also Read - 'It Has Been Banned': Delhi Judge Objects to Use of Chinese App 'CamScanner', Asks Lawyer Not to Use It in Future

When the plea filed on February 20 came up before the Special Court for Prevention of Corruption Act, Judge John Mino denied bail and dismissed the petition filed by Ganapathy and another accused Professor Dharmaraj, who reportedly brokered the deal. Also Read - Senior Advocate Smokes Hookah During Virtual Hearing Of Rajasthan HC, Judge Says 'Not at This Age'

The prosecution argued that if let on bail, the accused were likely to tamper with the evidence.

Hearing the arguments on both sides, the Judge dismissed the bail petition.

Ganapathy had filed a bail petition on February eight, which was rejected by the Court.

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