Read Order: Jagwinder Singh @ Jagga v.State of Punjab

LE Correspondent

Chandigarh, June 8, 2022: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has recently granted concession of interim bail to NDPS accused for a period of eight weeks for making necessary arrangements for his bed-ridden brother as well as his partially blind mother who were all by themselves after the demise of the petitioner’s father.

The petitioner, before the Bench of Justice Manjari Nehru Kaul, was seeking the concession of interim bail in respect of an FIR registered against him under Sections 22 and 25 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (‘NDPS Act’) for a period of 8 weeks for the purpose of making  necessary arrangements for his bed- ridden brother who was all by himself after the demise of the petitioner’s father in 2022. 

The State Counsel verified the submissions made by counsel for the petitioner with respect to his ailing brother and mother. The Counsel submitted that it was indeed correct that the father of the petitioner expired in May 2022 and that his mother was partially blind. 

In addition to that, it was also stated by the State counsel that his brother was 100 % disabled and thus there was nobody other than his partially blind mother to take care of him.

The State Counsel further apprised the Court that the petitioner was not involved in any other criminal case much less a case under the NDPS Act.

Thus, in view of the facts and circumstances as enumerated hereinabove, the instant petition was allowed. 

The Court directed the petitioner to be admitted to interim bail for a period of eight weeks to the satisfaction of the Trial Court/Duty Magistrate concerned, for making necessary arrangements for his bed-ridden brother as well as his partially blind mother who were all by themselves after the demise of the petitioner’s father. 

The Court directed the petitioner to surrender back in jail where he was currently lodged.

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