Zile Singh vs State Of Haryana on 13 October, 2017

CRM No.M-22836 of 2017(OM)

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IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT
CHANDIGARH

Criminal Misc. No.M- 22836 of 2017(OM)
Date of Decision: October 13 , 2017.

Zile Singh …… PETITIONER (s)

Versus

State of Haryana …… RESPONDENT (s)

CORAM:- HON’BLE MRS.JUSTICE LISA GILL

Present: Mr. Sant Pal Singh Sidhu, Advocate
for the petitioner.

Mr. Sanjay K.Saini, AAG, Haryana.
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1. Whether reporters of local papers may be allowed to see
the judgment?
2. To be referred to the reporters or not?
3. Whether the judgment should be reported in the digest?
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LISA GILL, J.

CRM No.28289 of 2017

Annexure P5 (Collectively) i.e., statements of PW1, PW2, PW3 and

PW3 before the learned trial court are taken on record subject to just exceptions.

Filing of certified and true typed copies of the same are exempted.

Misc. application is disposed of.

CRM No.M-22836 of 2017

The petitioner prays for bail pending trial in FIR No.525 dated

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27.11.2016 under Section 377 IPC and Section 4 of the Protection of Children

from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, registered at Police Station Ganaur, District

Sonipat.

It is submitted that the petitioner has been falsely implicated in this

case due to political rivalry in the village. Moreover, the complainant (PW1) as

well as the other material witnesses i.e., the eye-witness (PW2) and the

complainant’s wife (PW3) have since testified before the learned trial court.

They have not supported the prosecution version. Therefore, this petition be

allowed.

Learned counsel for the State, on instructions from ASI Sunil

Kumar, is unable to deny that the complainant as well as the material witnesses

have not supported the prosecution case and have been declared hostile. It is

verified that the petitioner, who is a 75 year old man, is not involved in any other

criminal case.

Trial in this case is not likely to conclude in the near future. No

useful purpose would be served by keeping the petitioner incarcerated any

longer.

There are no allegations on behalf of the State that the petitioner is

likely to abscond or that he is likely to dissuade the witnesses from deposing

true facts in the Court, if released on bail.

Keeping in view the facts and circumstances as above but without

commenting upon or expressing any opinion on the merits of the case, this

petition filed by Zile Singh is allowed. The petitioner shall be released on bail

pending trial subject to his furnishing requisite bail bonds and surety to the

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satisfaction of the learned Trial Court.

It is clarified that none of the observations made hereinabove shall

be construed to be a reflection on the merits of the case. The same are solely

confined for the purpose of decision of the present petition.

( LISA GILL )
October 13 , 2017. JUDGE
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Whether speaking/reasoned: Yes/No
Whether reportable: Yes/No

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