Pathan Sahil @ Samsherkhan @ Bhuro … vs State Of Gujarat on 18 September, 2017

R/CR.MA/20890/2017 ORDER

IN THE HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT AT AHMEDABAD

CRIMINAL MISC.APPLICATION (FOR REGULAR BAIL) NO. 20890 of 2017

PATHAN SAHIL @ SAMSHERKHAN @ BHURO SOKATALI….Applicant(s)
Versus
STATE OF GUJARAT….Respondent(s)

Appearance:
MR MC BAROT, ADVOCATE for the Applicant(s) No. 1
MR TEJAS M BAROT, ADVOCATE for the Applicant(s) No. 1
MR. L R PUJARI, ADDITIONAL PUBLIC PROSECUTOR for the Respondent(s)
No. 1
SANKUL K KABRA, ADVOCATE for the Respondent(s) No. 1

CORAM: HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE G.R.UDHWANI

Date : 18/09/2017

ORAL ORDER

1. This   application   is   filed   seeking   bail   under 
Section 439 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 in 
respect of the offences punishable under Sections 363, 
366   and   376   of   the   Indian   Penal   Code   and   under 
Sections 4, 8 and 17 of the POCSO Act, for which  FIR 
came   to   be   registered   at   C.R.   No.I­14   of   2017   with 
Unava Police Station, District: Mehsana.

2. Having considered the rival contentions, it is true 
that   trial   is   in   progress   as   pointed   out   by   the 
learned APP; however, this Court adjourned the matter 
on last few occasions to enable the learned APP in the 
trial   Court   to   record   the   testimony   of   the 

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prosecutrix. However, for one reason or the other, the 
testimony has not been recorded and it is stated that 
now   the   matter   is   fixed   for   further   hearing   on 
28.09.2017.

3. Learned APP submitted that the girl was aged 14 
years   and   9   months   as   per   the   date   of   birth   being 
01.06.2002 as noted in the School Leaving Certificate; 
as   against   that,   learned   counsel   for   the   applicant 
relied   upon   the   Birth   Certificate   issued   by   Unjha 
Nagarpalika,   wherein,   the   birth   date   of   the 
prosecutrix is 07.12.2000. It is his case that, thus, 
the prosecutrix was aged 16 years and two months at 
the   relevant   point   of   time.   Learned  counsel   for  the 
applicant has also drawn the attention of this Court 
to   the   statement   given   by   the   prosecutrix   in   her 
medical   history   as   also   the   statement   made   by   her 
under Section 161 of the Cr.P.C to contend that, the 
physical relations between the two were consensually 
established.   Learned   APP   submitted   that   even   if   the 
age   of   the   girl   is   presumed   to   be   16   years   and   2 
months at the relevant point of time, she being below 
the   statutory   age   of   18   years,   her   consent   was 
immaterial. He would contend that, owing to frequent 
sexual   intercourse   by   the   applicant   with   the 
prosecutrix,   she   conceived   and   had   to   be   aborted. 
Learned APP would thus oppose the bail application.

4 Having regard to the above two statements of the 
prosecutrix and without discussing or appreciating the 
said two statements, since the parties do not invite 

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reasoned order, the case for admitting the applicant 
to   bail   is   made   out.   Hence,   this   application   is 
allowed and the applicant is ordered to be admitted to 
bail in connection with                     I­CR No.   14 of 
2017 registered with Unava Police Station, District: 
Mehsana,  on   executing   a   bond   of   Rs.10,000/­   (Rupees 
Ten Thousand only) with one surety of the like amount 
to the satisfaction of the trial Court and subject to 
the conditions that he shall;

(a)not take undue advantage of liberty or misuse 
liberty;

(b)not act in a manner injurious to the interest 
of the prosecution;

(c)surrender his passport, if any, to the lower 
court within a week;

(d)not leave the territory of India without prior 
permission of the Sessions Judge concerned;

(e)mark presence in  the concerned police station 
once in a calendar month.

(f)furnish the present address of residence along 
with the proof to the   Investigating Officer 
concerned and also to the trial court at the 
time   of   execution   of   the   bond   and   shall 
indicate change of residential address if any 
to the trial court;

(g)the applicant will not meet or establish the 
contact   directly   or   indirectly, 
telephonically   or   otherwise   with   the 
prosecutrix until conclusion of the trial. 

5. The   competent   authority   will   release   the 
applicant   only if he is not required in connection 

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with any other offence for the time being.
5.1 If   breach   of   any   of   the   above   conditions   is 
committed, the Sessions Judge concerned will be free 
to take appropriate action in the matter. 
5.2 Bail bond to be executed before the lower court 
having jurisdiction to try the case. 
5.3 It   will   be   open   for   the   concerned   Court   to 
delete,   modify   and/or   relax   any   of   the   above 
conditions in accordance with law. 

5.4 At   the   trial,   the   trial   court   shall   not   be 
influenced by the observations of preliminary nature, 
qua   the   evidence   at   this   stage,   made   by   this   Court 
while enlarging the applicant on bail.

6. Rule made absolute to the aforesaid extent. Direct 
service is permitted.

(G.R.UDHWANI, J.)
Bimal

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