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Munna Maurya vs State Of U.P. on 30 September, 2019

HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT ALLAHABAD

?Court No. – 78

Case :- CRIMINAL MISC. BAIL APPLICATION No. – 40797 of 2019

Applicant :- Munna Maurya

Opposite Party :- State Of U.P.

Counsel for Applicant :- Rajeev Upadhyay,Radhey Shyam Maurya

Counsel for Opposite Party :- G.A.

Hon’ble Siddharth,J.

Heard learned counsel for the applicant as well as the learned AGA for the State and perused the material placed on record.

The instant bail application has been filed on behalf of the applicant, Munna Maurya, with a prayer to release him on bail in Case Crime No.0268 of 2019, under Section 377 IPC and 3/4 POCSO Act, Police Station Madhuban, District- Mau, during pendency of trial.

Submission is that it has come in the rejection order of the court below that victim was unsound mind and while recording of her statement under Section 164 Cr.P.C., no compliance of sub Section (5-A) has been made. It has further been submitted that allegation is only of attempt to cause unnatural offence, but no offence has taken place. The applicant alleges false implication on account of village politics. The applicant has not criminal history to his credit and he is languishing in jail since 26.6.2019. In case, the applicant is released on bail, he will not misuse the liberty of bail.

Per contra learned A.G.A. has opposed the prayer for bail of the applicant by contending that the innocence of the applicant cannot be adjudged at pre trial stage, therefore, he does not deserves any indulgence. In case the applicant is released on bail he will again indulge in similar activities and will misuse the liberty of bail.

Having considered the submissions of the parties noted above, larger mandate of the SectionArticle 21 of the Constitution of India and the dictum of Apex Court in the case of Dataram Singh Vs. State of U.P. and another, reported in (2018) 3 SCC 22 and without expressing any opinion on the merits of the case, let the applicant involved in the aforesaid crime be released on bail on his furnishing a personal bond and two sureties each in the like amount to the satisfaction of the court concerned with the following conditions that :-

1. The applicant shall not tamper with the prosecution evidence by intimidating/ pressurizing the witnesses, during the investigation or trial.

2. The applicant shall cooperate in the trial sincerely without seeking any adjournment.

3. The applicant shall not indulge in any criminal activity or commission of any crime after being released on bail.

In case, of breach of any of the above conditions, it shall be a ground for cancellation of bail.

Identity, status and residence proof of the applicant and sureties be verified by the court concerned before the bonds are accepted.

Order Date :- 30.9.2019

Ruchi Agrahari

 

 

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