IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT
Date of Decision:- 30.05.2017
State of Haryana
CORAM: HON’BLE MS. JUSTICE RITU BAHRI
Present: Mr. Kunal Dawar, Advocate,
for the petitioner.
Ms. Neelam Kashyap, DAG, Haryana.
RITU BAHRI, J. (Oral)
Present petition is for release of petitioner on regular bail in
of POCSO Act, (Section 354 IPC added later on), registered at Police
Station Sector 10, District Gurgaon.
Learned counsel for the petitioner submits that the petitioner is
in custody since 21.05.2016 and no useful purpose would be served to
further detain him in jail.
Learned State counsel, on instructions from investigating
officer, has informed that the prosecutrix has since been examined along
with her sister. Out of total 11 witnesses, only 5 have been examined so far.
I have heard the learned counsel for the parties and with their
able assistance gone through the material available on record.
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The petitioner was arrested on 21.05.2016. Since then, he is in
judicial custody and no useful purpose would be served to further detain
him in jail. The final conclusion of trial will take a long time.
In view of above facts, the present petition is allowed. The
petitioner is ordered to be released on regular bail on his furnishing
adequate bail bonds and surety bonds to the satisfaction of learned trial
Judge/Duty Magistrate, Gurugram.
Needless to mention that, nothing observed here-in-above,
would reflect, on merits in the trial of the main case, in any manner.
May 30, 2017 ( RITU BAHRI )
Whether speaking/reasoned Yes
Whether reportable No
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