Read Order- Mohd. Afzal Dar v. State of Haryana

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Chandigarh, September 9, 2021: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has dismissed a petition, whereby the petitioner was seeking anticipatory bail relating to an  FIR registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, besides Section 66 of the IT Act, 2000.Herein, the matter involved the leakage of question paper and answer keys pertaining to an examination for the recruitment of constable to the Haryana Police.

The petitioner’s Counsel vehemently contended that the petitioner had been arraigned as an accused on the statement of co-accused and besides the statement of co-accused there was no material to connect the petitioner with the alleged commission of offence.

Accepting notice on behalf of the respondent, the DAG, Haryana, contended that the petitioner had been arraigned as an accused on the statement of co-accused and there were call details indicating that the petitioner was having conversation with the co-accused Raj Kumar prior to the conduct of the examination. The petitioner had also travelled from Jammu to Delhi by air on August 5,2021.

The Single Judge Bench of Justice Anupinder Singh Grewal observed that the allegations against the petitioner were that he along with co-accused was allegedly involved in the leakage of question paper and answer keys for recruitment of constable to the Haryana Police.

The Court noticed that the petitioner was allegedly in touch with the co-accused, as there were call details. In view of the serious allegations against the petitioner, the Bench did not deem it to be a fit case to grant the concession of anticipatory bail to the petitioner.

Hence, the petition stood dismissed with the clarification that nothing which had been observed in this order shall be deemed to have any bearing on the merits of the case.

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