HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT ALLAHABAD
?Court No. – 70
Case :- CRIMINAL MISC. BAIL APPLICATION No. – 3168 of 2020
Applicant :- Mujassim
Opposite Party :- State of U.P.
Counsel for Applicant :- Sanjay Ojha
Counsel for Opposite Party :- G.A.
Hon’ble Vivek Kumar Singh,J.
Heard learned counsel for the applicant, Sri Abhinav Prasad, learned AGA for the State and perused the material brought on record.
The submission of learned counsel for the applicant is that applicant is innocent and has been falsely implicated in the present case. It is contended that there is contradiction in the statements recorded under Sections 161 Cr.P.C. and 164 Cr.P.C. The first informant has mentioned in the first information report 17 and 1/2 years age of the victim. Further submission is that applicant who is in jail since 16.12.2019 has no other criminal history and there is also no possibility of his either fleeing away from the judicial process or tampering with the witnesses. Applicant also undertakes that he will not misuse the liberty, if granted.
Learned A.G.A. has vehemently opposed the prayer.
Having heard the submissions of learned counsel of both sides, larger mandate of the Article 21 of the Constitution of India and the dictum of Apex Court in the case of Dataram Singh v. State of U.P. and another, reported in (2018) 3 SCC 22 and without expressing any view on the merit of the case, I find it to be a case of bail.
Let the applicant ? Mujassim be released on bail in Case Crime No. 251 of 2019, under Sections 354 IPC, 66 E Information Technology Act and Section 7/8 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012, Police Station-Asmoli, District-Sambhal on furnishing a personal bond and two heavy sureties each in the like amount to the satisfaction of magistrate/court concerned, subject to following conditions:-
(i) The applicant will co-operate with the trial and remain present personally on each and every date fixed after release. (ii) The applicant will not tamper with the prosecution evidence and will not delay the disposal of trial in any manner whatsoever. (iii) The applicant will not indulge in any unlawful activities. (iv) The applicant will not misuse the liberty of bail in any manner whatsoever.
The identity, status and residential proof of sureties will be verified by court concerned and in case of breach of any of the conditions mentioned above, court concerned will be at liberty to cancel the bail and send the applicant to prison.
The trial Court is directed to expedite the trial of the present case and conclude the same as expeditiously as possible from the date of receipt of certified copy of this order, keeping in view the law laid down by the Apex Court in the case of Alakh Alok Srivastava Vs. Union of India and another reported in AIR 2018 (SC) 2440, if there is no legal impediment.
Order Date :- 29.1.2020