HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT ALLAHABAD
?Court No. – 77
Case :- APPLICATION U/S 482 No. – 7917 of 2020
Applicant :- Zahid Choudhary
Opposite Party :- State of U.P. and Another
Counsel for Applicant :- Shams Uz Zaman
Counsel for Opposite Party :- G.A.
Hon’ble Sanjay Kumar Singh,J.
Heard learned counsel for the applicant, learned Additional Government Advocate for the State/opposite party No.1 and perused the record with the assistance of learned counsel for the parties.
This application under Section 482 Cr.P.C. has been filed by the applicant for quashing the order dated 17.01.2020 in Case Crime No.365 of 2019, (Smt. Beena Devi vs. Zahid) under Section 406 I.P.C., P.S. Badaut, District Baghpat.
After advancing certain arguments at length by the learned counsel for the applicant when the Court put certain query to him, he gave up his challenge to the aforesaid impugned order dated 17.01.2020. against the applicant and confined his submission requesting to grant some protection to the applicant to surrender before the concerned court below. The learned counsel for the applicant further stated at the Bar that he is not pressing the relief as sought in this application on merits and prayed that a direction may be issued to the concerned courts below to consider and decide the application of the applicant for recall of N.B.W./bail application of the applicant expeditiously in accordance with law.
In view of above, the relief as sought by the applicant in the instant application is refused.
Considering the aforesaid prayer made by learned counsel for the applicant, it is directed that in case applicant appears before the concerned court below within a period of three weeks from today and applies for bail, the bail application of the applicant shall be heard and disposed of expeditiously by the courts below in accordance with law keeping in view of the Seven Judges’ decision of this Court in the case of Amrawati and another Vs. State of U.P. reported in 2005 Criminal Law Journal 755 as well as judgement of the Apex Court in the case of Lal Kamlendra Pratap Singh Vs. State of U.P. (2009) 4 Supreme Court Cases, 437.
For the period of three weeks from today or till the date of appearance of the applicant before the concerned court below, whichever is earlier, no coercive action shall be taken against the applicant in the above case.
With the above observations and directions, this application under Section 482 Cr.P.C. is disposed of.
Order Date :- 25.2.2020