Read Order: Narender v. State Of Haryana

LE Staff

Chandigarh, August 24, 2021: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has made absolute the pre-arrest bail granted earlier to a man who is co-accused in an attempt to murder case apparently because he had lent his car to a neighbour who then shot a man with a gun.

The petitioner, Narender, is facing charges in an FIR dated September 13, 2020 under Sections 307, 34 IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act, 1959, registered at Police Station Rohtak Sadar, District Rohtak, Haryana. 

He was granted anticipatory bail during the last hearing of the matter before a coordinate bench of the High Court.

Hearing the plea on August 20, 2021 for making the anticipatory bail absolute, a Bench of Justice Vikas Bahl noted that the petitioner’s counsel had submitted before the coordinate bench that the allegations against the petitioner are that Sonu — who is in prison and a recovery was made from him after he shot a man named Amit with whom he had a money dispute — had borrowed the petitioner’s car on September 13, 2020 account of a medical emergency.

When the car was not returned to the petitioner, he asked for the same and Sonu replied that the car was taken in police custody on account of some traffic violation. The car is registered in the name of mother of the petitioner, his counsel submitted.

The petitioner has been attending the police station repeatedly and there is no overt-act on his behalf in the commission of the offence in any manner, his counsel said.

The Bench of Justice Bahl noted that the petitioner’s counsel submitted that he has joined the investigation and has not been attributed any injury and in fact, the complainant has resiled from his statement.

The State counsel, on instructions from ASI Satish Kumar, has submitted that the petitioner has joined the investigation and is not required any further, the bench further noted.

“Keeping in view the above said facts and circumstances, moreso, the fact that the petitioner has joined the investigation and is not required any further, the present petition is allowed. Interim order dated 27.05.2021 is ordered to be made absolute,” the Bench said.

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