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Allahabad High Court Denies Bail To Hafiz of Mosque Who Allegedly Molested A 9 Yr Old Girl [Read Order]

Sparsh Upadhyay
1 Nov 2020 1:16 PM GMT
Allahabad High Court Denies Bail To Hafiz of Mosque Who Allegedly Molested A 9 Yr Old Girl [Read Order]
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The Allahabad High Court recently refused to release a Hafiz (Priest) of a mosque on bail, who has been accused of molesting a 9-year-old girl.The Bench of Justice Neeraj Tiwari was hearing a bail application which was filed for enlarging the applicant (Hafiz of Mosque) on bail in Case Crime No. 0175 of 2020, registered under Section 354 of I.P.C. and 9/10 POCSO Act, Police Station...

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The Allahabad High Court recently refused to release a Hafiz (Priest) of a mosque on bail, who has been accused of molesting a 9-year-old girl.

The Bench of Justice Neeraj Tiwari was hearing a bail application which was filed for enlarging the applicant (Hafiz of Mosque) on bail in Case Crime No. 0175 of 2020, registered under Section 354 of I.P.C. and 9/10 POCSO Act, Police Station Bhuta, District Bareilly.

Arguments put forth

It was contended by the counsel for the applicant that the applicant was innocent and was falsely implicated in the case.

He further stated that the applicant is a young man and the purpose of lodging of FIR against him is to spoil his career.

It was also submitted that he had no criminal history and is languishing in jail since 25.6.2020.

The A.G.A. appearing in behalf of the State vehemently opposed the bail application and submitted that in the pleading as well as record nothing was shown to establish any motive for spoiling Applicant's career.

He further submitted that the applicant is working as Hafiz (Priest) of Mosque and molested a girl of 9 years old, which is a heinous crime of society. Therefore, no case is made out for granting bail to the applicant.

Court's order

The Court, in its order said,

"Considering the facts and circumstances of the case, the gravity of the offence, nature of accusations and severity of punishment in case of conviction, there does not appear any good ground to release the applicant on bail."

However, the Court directed the trial court to make all possible efforts to conclude the trial expeditiously, if possible, within a period of six months from the date of production of the certified copy of the order.

With the aforesaid observations, the bail application was rejected.

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