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HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT ALLAHABAD
?Court No. – 66
Case :- CRIMINAL MISC. BAIL APPLICATION No. – 16058 of 2021
Applicant :- Smt. Geniya Devi
Opposite Party :- State of U.P.
Counsel for Applicant :- Pradeep Kumar
Counsel for Opposite Party :- G.A.
Hon’ble Ali Zamin,J.
Heard learned counsel for the applicant, learned A.G.A. for the State and perused the material on record.
The present bail application has been filed by the applicant with a prayer to enlarge him on bail in Case Crime No.1229 of 2013 arising out of Criminal Case No.1604 of 2014, under Section 406 I.P.C., P.S. Kotwali, District Maharajganj.
Learned counsel for the applicant submits that an enquiry was conducted with regard to irregularities committed for distribution of grains in fair price shop and on the basis of the enquiry report two F.I.Rs. as Case Crime No.1135 of 2012 was registered against Anuraji Devi and another F.I.R. as Case Crime No.1229 of 2013, under Section 406 I.P.C. have been registered against the applicant. He further submits that Anuraji Devi has been enlarged on bail by the court below and final report has been also submitted against Anuraji with a finding that no irregularities has been committed but applicant, who allegedly gave a certificate for fair distribution has been charge sheeted. There is no possibility of the applicant of fleeing away from the judicial process or tampering with the witnesses and, in case, the applicant is enlarged on bail, the applicant shall not misuse the liberty of bail. It is next contended that there is no criminal history of the applicant and is languishing in jail since 02.03.2021.
Per contra, learned A.G.A. opposed the bail prayer of the applicant but could not dispute the aforesaid facts.
Considering the facts and circumstances of the case as well as submissions advanced by learned counsel for the parties, without expressing any opinion on merit of the case, the applicant is entitled for bail, let the applicant- Smt. Geniya Devi involved in aforesaid case crime be released on bail on his furnishing a personal bond and two local sureties each of the like amount to the satisfaction of the court concerned, subject to the following conditions :-
(i) The applicant shall file an undertaking to the effect that he will not tamper with the evidence and will not pressurize/intimidate the prosecution witnesses and will cooperate with the trial. The applicant shall not seek any adjournment on the dates fixed for evidence when the witnesses are present in court. In case of default of this condition, it shall be open for the trial court to treat it as abuse of liberty of bail and pass orders in accordance with law.
(ii) The applicant shall remain present before the trial court on each date fixed, either personally or through his counsel. In case of his absence, without sufficient cause, the trial court may proceed against him under Section 229-A of the Indian Penal Code.
(iii) In case, the applicant misuses the liberty of bail during trial and in order to secure his presence proclamation under Section 82 Cr.P.C. is issued and the applicant fails to appear before the court on the date fixed in such proclamation, then, the trial court shall initiate proceedings against him, in accordance with law, under Section 174-A of the Indian Penal Code.
(iv) The applicant shall remain present, in person, before the trial court on the dates fixed for (i) opening of the case, (ii) framing of charge and (iii) recording of statement under Section 313 Cr.P.C. If in the opinion of the trial court absence of the applicant is deliberate or without sufficient cause, then it shall be open for the trial court to treat such default as abuse of liberty of bail and proceed against him in accordance with law.
The party shall file computer generated copy of such order downloaded from the official website of High Court Allahabad.
The concerned Court/Authority/Official shall verify the authenticity of such computerized copy of the order from the official website of High Court Allahabad and shall make a declaration of such verification in writing. In case of breach of any of the above conditions, it shall be a ground for cancellation of bail.
Order Date :- 19.7.2021