Allahabad HC Granted Bail to a Man Accused of Beating People by Chanting ‘Jai Sri Ram’

Shashwati Chowdhury

Published on: June 28, 2022 at 18:26 IST

A man who was accused of beating people who were returning to his home while chanting “Jai Sri Ram” was granted conditional bail by the Allahabad High Court on Monday.

Irfan was ordered released by the Bench of Justice Jayant Banerjee on a personal bond of Rs. 50,000 and upon furnishing a personal bond of Rs. 50,000 with two sureties.

According to the prosecution’s version, the abuse by the applicant’s side began at 8:00 p.m. when the complainants/victims were returning home while chanting “Jai Sri Ram.” When they protested, they were beaten with an iron rod, balakati, and tamancha.

Irfan, the accused, was booked in under Sections 147, 148, 504, 307, 354Kha, and 324 of the IPC. The applicant’s counsel submitted before the High Court that the applicant’s side had also received injuries as well as he being falsely implicated of the present crime and that he is innocent.

Further, it was submitted that neither the injured nor the complainant assigned any of the accused persons a specific role; rather, only a general role was assigned to the accused person.

Additionally, it was submitted that the applicant has been jailed since March 11, 2022, and that there is no apprehension that would flee from the course of law on being released and that the possibility of conclusion of the trial in near future is very bleak.

Finally, it was contended that since the other co-accused had already been granted bail by this Court, it was a case of parity as much.

In light of this, the Court directed that Irfan, the applicant, be granted bail in the case upon the furnishing of a personal bond for Rs. 50,000 and two sureties for the same amount, each to the satisfaction of the court.

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