Read Order: Satinder Alias Sonu v. State Of Haryana

LE Staff

Chandigarh, October 27, 2021: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has recently denied anticipatory bail to a petitioner, who was alleged to have been involved in sale/purchase of chemical used for spurious liquor, wherein several persons have lost their lives.

The petitioner was seeking anticipatory bail in an FIR registered under various sections of the IPC and the Punjab Excise Act, 1914 (Haryana Amendment Bill, 2020).

The counsel for the petitioner mainly stated that the petitioner was not named in the FIR and had been arraigned as an accused on the statement of the co-accused. It was also submitted that the petitioner was not involved in any other criminal case.

The State counsel, while referring to the reply, contended  that 3 drums of 200 litres each of chemical containing methanol were brought from Ambala in Bolero vehicle driven by the petitioner. In the incident, 31 persons had lost their lives in district Sonepat while several persons also died in Panipat. Few people lost their lives after consuming spurious liquor.

Thus, in view of the serious allegations against the petitioner being involved in sale/purchase of chemical used for spurious liquor wherein several persons had lost their lives, the Bench of Justice Anupinder Singh Grewal did not deem it fit to grant concession of anticipatory bail to the petitioner.

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