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Chhotu @ Rajkumar vs The State Of Madhya Pradesh on 10 February, 2020

1 CRA-10242-2019
The High Court Of Madhya Pradesh

Jabalpur, Dated : 10-02-2020
Shri R.S. Soni, counsel for the appellant.
Shri Ashok Singh, PL for the respondent/State.

On perusal of the statement of the witnesses, this appeal being arguable
is admitted for final hearing.

Also heard o n I.A. No. 21847/2019 under Section 389 (1) of the

Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 for suspension of sentence and grant of
bail to the appellant Chotu @ Rajkumar.

T h e appellant stands convicted for the offence punishable under
Section 354 IPC read with Section 3(2) (v-a) SC/ST (Prevention of
Atrocities Act) and sentenced to undergo R.I. for 1 year with fine of Rs.
2000/-with default stipulation.

Learned counsel for the appellant submits that appellant was enlarged
on bail during trial, he never misused the liberty granted to him and this Court
vide order dated 06.12.2019 and 13.01.2019 has extended the said period on

the same bail bonds. The appeal would take considerable time for its final
disposal, therefore, he prays for suspension of sentence and grant of bail.

Learned Panel Lawyer for the respondent/State vehemently opposes
the bail application.

Considering of these facts, this Court is inclined to suspend further
custodial awarded sentence till disposal of the appeal or till further order.

Hence, I.A. No.21847/2019 is allowed.

It is directed that appellant on depositing the fine amount, if not already
deposited, and on furnishing a personal bond in the sum of Rs.50,000/ with
one solvent surety in the like amount to the satisfaction of the trial Court, for
his appearance before the trial Court on 03.03.2020 and all other subsequent
dates, as may be fixed by the trial Court in this regard, the remaining part of

Digitally signed by ROSHNI SINGH
Date: 13/02/2020 16:24:16
2 CRA-10242-2019
the substantive jail sentence imposed upon the appellant shall stand
suspended and he shall be released on bail.

I t is further directed that if the appellant is found indulged in any
criminal activity during suspension of his jail sentence, the bail granted in this
case shall stand cancelled.

List the case for final hearing in due course.

Certified copy as per rules.



Digitally signed by ROSHNI SINGH
Date: 13/02/2020 16:24:16

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