The Allahabad High Court last week refused to quash the FIR filed against one Satish, who is an accused in the Bulandshahr violence case in which police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and a local youth was killed on December 3.
The violence had erupted over alleged cow slaughter in the area. An FIR in connection with Subodh Singh’s killing was then lodged by Subhash Chandra, a sub-inspector posted at the Syan police station in Bulandshahr on December 4.
Challenging the case filed against him, Satish had now contended that he was being “unnecessarily harassed on the basis of false allegations made against him while prima facie no cognizable offence is made out pursuant to the FIR lodged”.
The bench comprising Justice Naheed Ara Moonis and Justice Manju Rani Chauhan, however, refused to accept his contentions and observed, “From the perusal of the FIR, prima facie it cannot be said that no cognizable offence is made out against the petitioner. The petitioner is involved in the serious offences hence no ground exists for quashing of the F.I.R. or staying the arrest of the petitioner.The prayer for quashing the FIR is refused.”
It added that if Satish appears or surrenders before the concerned court within a week and applies for bail, his bail application shall be considered expeditiously.