Delhi High Court has denied interim bail to a person who wanted to take care of his family in Bijnor as his father has been quarantined due to COVID19 and can't support the family.
While denying the bail, the Single Bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait reasoned that the Petitioner's father has already completed 7 days in quarantine and he is left with only 7 more days for the quarantine period to be completed. Thereafter, there's a possibility of the situation improving.
The court also noted that when the whole nation is under lockdown and his commute from Delhi to Bijnor will be difficult to arrange.
In the plea for interim bail, the Petitioner had submitted that his parents are senior citizens and there's also a dependent daughter in the family. Moreover, as his father is suspected to be infected with COVID19, he has been quarantined and is unable to support the family.
The Petitioner informed the court that he wishes to go back and run his family's fruit vending business to support their needs until his father retains his health.
Appearing for the state, Additional Public Prosecutor Kusum Bhalla informed the court that a visit was conducted at the native place of Petitioner and it was found that his father was suffering from critical respiratory and acute asthmatic disease which is causing congestion in breathing and he was breathing through oxygen cylinder and had been provided a prescription letter from the local doctor of village.
While analysing the facts, the court observed that if Petitioner is released on interim bail, he would not be able to meet his father or take care of him as he is a suspected patient of COVID-19.
The court further observed that the residence of Petitioner's patents is around 180 km away from Delhi and if he is directed to be released on interim bail, it will be difficult for the State to make special arrangements for his travel from Delhi to Bijnor.
In light of the same, the court denied interim bail to the Petitioner by noting that there's no urgency to grant the same.
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