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Cr.M.P(M) No.813 Of 2018 vs State Of Himachal Pradesh on 9 July, 2018

    IN THE HIGH COURT OF HIMACHAL PRADESH    
         SHIMLA

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Cr.M.P(M) Nos. 813, 814 and 

815 of 2018

Decided on : 9.7.2018

 
         
          
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            

1. Cr.M.P(M) No.813 of 2018

Sohan Singh @ Tinku          …..Petitioner. 

Versus
State of Himachal Pradesh ….Respondent.

2. Cr.M.P(M) No. 814 of 2018

Suraj Parkash Verma          …..Petitioner. 

Versus
State of Himachal Pradesh ….Respondent.

3. Cr.M.P(M) No. 815 of 2018

Shashi Parkash Verma …..Petitioner

Versus
State of H.P. …Respondent. 
Coram:

The Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sureshwar Thakur, Judge.
Whether approved for reporting?1 

For the Petitioner(s): Mr. Vikram Thakur, Advocate. 

For the Respondent­State: Mr.   Hemant   Vaid,   Additional
Advocate   General   with   Mr.   Vikrant
Chandel,   Deputy   Advocate   General
and   Mr.   Yudhveer   Singh   Thakur,
Deputy Advocate General. 

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Whether reporters of the local papers may be allowed to see the judgment?

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Sureshwar Thakur, J (oral)

All these petitions arise out of a common FIR, hence

are liable to be disposed, of, by a common order. 

2. The   instant   petitions,  stand  instituted   by   the   bail

petitioners,   under,   Section   438,  of,   the   Code   of   Criminal

Procedure, wherein they seek the grant of anticipatory bail qua

them, given theirs apprehending their arrest, for theirs allegedly

committing offences punishable, under Sections  147,149,354 B,

504, 506,509,323 of Indian Penal Code, in case FIR No. 142/18 of

14.6.2018, registered at Police Station, Baddi.

3.      Status report filed.   The prima donna factum, as,is,

brought to the notice of this Court, is, comprised in the factum of

the   accused,   being   not   named   by   the   prosecutrix   in   the   FIR,

rather hers making a disclosure, in the apt FIR, qua, upon hers

being confronted with the accused/bail applicants, in a valid test

identification   parade,   conducted   by   the   Investigating   Officer

concerned, hers thereupon establishing their identities, besides,

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also hers establishing their participation, in, the alleged offences.

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However,  the  Investigating  Officer  has reported to this  Court,

that, despite his eliciting the presence of the prosecutrix, in a

test identification parade, yet, the prosecutrix not recording her

presence.   Consequently,   at   this   stage   the   participation   of   the

accused   in   the   alleged   offences   is   prima   facie   not   clinchingly

established. Apart therefrom, prima­facie the prosecutrix, was (I)

enjoined, to, unravel in the apposite FIR, the key characteristic

features, of, each of the accused, and, also all apt features, as

unraveled to the Investigating Officer concerned, were, on hers

being   confronted   with   the   accused,   in,   a   test   identification

parade, enjoined to bear compatibility, with, their key physical

appearances, as earlier disclosed, (ii) whereupon alone it may be

convincingly   inferred   qua   the   prosecutrix   establishing,   the

identities of the accused, also, hers’ concomitantly establishing

their   participation   in   the   alleged   offences.  However,   the

investigating   Officer,   has   reported,   to   this   Court,   that   the

prosecutrix   has   not   divulged   in   the   apt   FIR,the   key

characteristic features of each of the accused, (iii) thereupon she

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may be rather defacilitated, to, on hers being confronted, with,

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the physical appearances of the accused, in, a test identification

parade, conducted by the Investigating Officer concerned, hence

establish   qua   their   physical   appearances,   bearing   concurrence

with,   their   key   characteristic   features,as,   purportedly   earlier

disclosed, nor, hence she would be able to establish either the

identities of the accused or their unflinching participation in the

alleged offences.   Thereupon, prima­facie hence it appears that

the   prosecution,   at   this   stage,   is,   unable   to   firmly   establish

either the identity(s) of the accused or their participation in the

alleged offences. Moreover, when at this stage, no material, has

been placed on record, by the prosecution, demonstrating that in

the event of bail being granted to the bail applicants, there being

every likelihood of theirs fleeing from justice or tampering with

prosecution   evidence,   thereupon   this   Court   is   constrained   to

grant  indulgence   of   bail     in   favour   of   the   bail   applicants.

Accordingly the order(s) rendered on 28.6.2018,   are confirmed,

on, the following conditions:­

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1. That they shall join the investigation, as

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and   when   required   by   the   Investigating

agency;

2. That they shall not directly or indirectly

make   any   inducement,   threat   or   promise   to
any   person   acquainted   with   the   facts   of   the

case so as to dissuade him from disclosing such
facts to the Court or to the Police;

3. That they shall not leave India without

the previous permission of the Court; 

4. That they shall deposit their passports,
if any, with the Police Station, concerned;

5. That   in   case   of   violation   of   any   of   the
conditions, the bail granted to the petitioners

shall be forfeited and they shall be liable to be

taken into custody;

6. That   they   shall   apply   for   bail   afresh

when the challan is filed before the trial Court.

  

4. In   view   of   above,   petitions   stand   disposed   of.  Any

observation   made   herein   above   shall   not   be   taken   as   an

expression   of   opinion   on   the   merits   of   the   case   and   the   trial

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Court shall decide the matter uninfluenced by any observation

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made herein above. 

Dasti Copy. 

9th July, 2018       ( Sureshwar Thakur ),
(Kalpana)     Judge. 

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