The Supreme Courtroom has stated it’s “amazed” to see an order of the Allahabad Excessive Courtroom dismissing a plea by 5 accused searching for anticipatory bail in a legal case however granted them safety towards coercive steps for 2 months, terming it “self-contradictory”.
The excessive court docket had in Might final yr rejected the anticipatory bail software filed by 5 accused in a case registered in Saharanpur district underneath the provisions of the Uttar Pradesh Gangsters and Anti-Social Actions (Prevention) Act, 1986.
After the appliance was rejected, the counsel for the candidates had requested the excessive court docket that they might be accorded the freedom to maneuver discharge software and, until its disposal, coercive steps is probably not taken towards them.
“In view of above, it’s offered that the candidates could transfer discharge software as aforesaid. For a interval of two months from at the moment no coercive measures shall be adopted towards candidates,” the excessive court docket had stated in its order.
The state’s attraction towards the excessive court docket order got here up for listening to within the Supreme Courtroom earlier than a bench of Justices BR Gavai and JB Pardiwala.
“We’re amazed to see the order handed by the one decide of the Excessive Courtroom of Judicature at Allahabad,” the bench stated in its July 18 order.
The highest court docket famous the appliance filed by the accused earlier than the excessive court docket was vehemently opposed by the state’s counsel on the bottom that they had been hardened criminals having a historical past of crime and look-out notices had been additionally issued towards them.
It famous that the excessive court docket, after listening to the events, had rejected their software for anticipatory bail.
“Nevertheless, after the appliance was rejected, a movement was made on behalf of the respondent(s) that they wish to transfer an software for discharge. The one decide of the excessive court docket whereas rejecting an software for anticipatory bail, in the identical breath granted them safety for a interval of two months,” the bench stated.
“It’s, thus, clear that self-contradictory orders have been handed by the excessive court docket. On the one hand, the appliance for anticipatory bail is rejected and, however, the interim safety is granted for a interval of two months,” it stated.
Whereas permitting the attraction, the bench quashed the a part of the excessive court docket order directing that no coercive steps shall be taken towards these accused for 2 months.
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