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Allahabad High Court: Caste System deeply rooted Peril in our Society

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Nishka Srinivas Veluvali

Published On: January 25, 2022 at 17:37 IST

The Allahabad High Court recently observed that Caste System is the deeply rooted danger which our society could not get rid of even after 75 years of Independence.

Single Judge Justice Rahul Chaturvedi stated that, “While on one hand, our society claims to be educated, it exhibits double standards by perpetuating Caste”.

The Court while awarding Bail to Sanni Singh in the Murder Case, noted that the well to do people are obliged to protect the under privileged and down trodden people.

The Court stated, It is the moral duty of those sane person, who are well-off, to protect the under-privileged and downtrodden, so that they feel themselves safe, secure and comfortable. It is high time for introspection in the interest of the Country”.

Sanni Singh was Convicted in a Murder Case under the Section 302 (Murder), Section 307 (Attempt to Murder), Section 506 (Criminal Intimidation), Section 120B (Criminal Conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 3(2)(V) of the Scheduled Castes & Schedules Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

The High Court was considering a Criminal Appeal of Singh for putting aside the Order passed by the Special Judge rejecting his Bail.

The First Information Report (FIR) was registered on the basis of the Complaint filed by the elder brother of the man who was Murdered by a mob of more than 17 people in broad daylight.

The High Court in this Case granted Bail and allowed the Appeal by stating,Keeping in view the nature of the Offence, Evidence, complicity of the Accused, submissions of the learned Counsel for the parties, taking into account the manner and mode of the Offence and the period of detention already undergone, and also without expressing any opinion on merits of the case, I am of the view that the Appellant has made out a Case for Bail. Let the Appellant Sanni Singh, be released on Bail in the aforesaid Case Crime number on his furnishing a personal bond”.

The Court also Ordered the Accused to appear before the Trial Court whenever called and not to tamper with the Evidences or the Witnesses of the Case.