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Lalta Maurya vs State Of U P

High Court Of Judicature at Allahabad|30 January, 2019


Court No. - 69
Case :- CRIMINAL MISC. BAIL APPLICATION No. - 46531 of 2018 Applicant :- Lalta Maurya Opposite Party :- State Of U.P.
Counsel for Applicant :- Anil Kumar Aditya Counsel for Opposite Party :- G.A.,M.K.Singh
Hon'ble Vivek Kumar Singh,J.
Heard Sri A.K.Aditya, learned counsel for the applicant, Sri M.K.Singh, learned counsel for the complainant and Sri Abhinav Prasad, learned A.G.A. appearing for the State and also perused the record.
It has been contended by the learned counsel for the applicant that the applicant is innocent and has been falsely implicated in the present case due to ulterior motive and he has committed no offence. It is next contended that the applicant is not named in the FIR. It is further contended that the dispute between the parties is purely of civil nature which has been graded into criminal prosecution of the applicant.Several other submissions in order to demonstrate the falsity of the allegations made against the applicant have also been placed forth before the court. The circumstances which, according to the counsel, led to the false implication of the accused has also been touched upon at length. It has been assured on behalf of the applicant that he is ready to cooperate with the process of law and shall faithfully make himself available before the court whenever required. It has also been submitted that the applicant is languishing in jail since 22.10.2018. The applicant has no other reported criminal antecedent.Co-accused Shyam Narayn, Dinesh & Ram Dhari Maurya have already been released on bail by this Court on 16.1.2018 & 24.1.2018 and 7.2.2018 respectively and the copies of bail corers have been produced by the applicants counsel which are taken on record.
Learned counsel for the complainant and learned A.G.A. have vehemently opposed the prayer for bail.
Considering the nature of accusation and the severity of punishment in case of conviction and the nature of supporting evidence, reasonable apprehension of tempering of the witnesses and prima facie satisfaction of the Court in support of the charge and reformative theory of punishment, and also considering the submissions advanced by learned counsel for the parties, larger mandate of the Article 21 of the Constitution of India and the dictum of Apex Court in the case of Dataram Singh v. State of U.P. and another, reported in (2018) 3 SCC 22, the applicant is entitled to be released on bail.
Without expressing any opinion on the merits of the case let the applicant Lalta Maurya involved in Case Crime No. 70 of 2014, under Sections 419, 420, 467, 468, 471 I.P.C.,Police Station Rohania, District Varanasi be released on bail on his furnishing a personal bond with two sureties each in the like amount to the satisfaction of court concerned with the following conditions:-
(i) The applicant shall file an undertaking to the effect that he 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.
In case of breach of any of the above conditions, the court below shall be at liberty to cancel the bail.
Order Date :- 30.1.2019 IA
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Lalta Maurya vs State Of U P


High Court Of Judicature at Allahabad

30 January, 2019
  • Vivek Kumar Singh
  • Anil Kumar Aditya