The Jharkhand High Court on Wednesday allowed an anticipatory bail application subject to payment of Rs. 10,000 towards the Prime Minister Citizens Assistant Relief in Emergency Situation (PM CARES) Fund.
The Petitioner-accused, Nageshwar Singh was apprehending arrest in connection with a Complaint registered against him under Section 47(a), 47(b), 47 (c) of the Excise Act.
The counsel for Accused submitted that the petitioner volunteers to pay an amount in the Prime Minister Care Fund, meant for the present epidemic i.e. COVID-19.
After hearing the case via video conferencing, the bench of Justice Deepak Roshan noted that the Petitioner had no criminal antecedents. The court was also informed that seized article (liquors) had not been recovered from the conscious possession of the petitioner nor he was apprehended on the spot.
In these circumstances the court allowed the pre-arrest bail application and also ordered the Petitioner to make a contribution of Rs. 10,000 towards the Fund, being used for welfare of persons affected amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
"I am of the opinion that it is fit case to give the privilege of anticipatory bail to the petitioner. Hence, in the event of his arrest / surrender within a period of two months from the date of this order, he shall be released on bail on showing the proof of payment of Rs.10,000/-(Ten thousands) in the Prime Minister Citizens Assistant Relief in Emergency Situation (P.M. Care) fund and on furnishing bail bond of Rs.25,000/- (Twenty five thousand only) with two sureties of the like amount each to the satisfaction Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate, Ghatsila in connection with Complain Case No.369 of 2019, subject to the condition as laid down under Section 438(2) of the Cr.P.C.," the court ordered.
Case Title: Nageshwar Singh v. State of Jharkhand
Case No.: ABA No. 816/2020
Quorum: Justice Deepak Roshan
Appearance: Advocate Suraj Singh(for Petitioner); APP Hardeo Prasad Singh (for State)
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