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Cases Generating Much Heat in Public Domain Can't Influence Court's Decision: Madhya Pradesh High Court [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 27 Oct 2020 9:26pm

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The Bench of Justice Atul Shreedharan made the afore-mentioned remark while hearing the Bail applications of two real brothers, who are alleged conspirators or accessories before the fact of a crime, wherein an under trial, Iqlakh Qureshi, was murdered in the premises of the District Court, Chhindwara, by three assailants when he was produced before the Court below on a remand hearing.

As regards one of two accused/bail applicants (Narendra Patel), it was alleged that he harbored a motive to kill Iqlakh Qureshi as earlier, deceased Iqlakh Qureshi had attempted to murder him (Narendra Patel).

It was in the case relating to the attempt on the life of applicant Narendra Patel, that Iqlakh Qureshi was being produced before the Court below as an undertrial, that he was murdered.

The Court noted that the applicants have already completed more than three years as under trials and the evidence against them was of being involved in the conspiracy to commit the murder of Iqlakh Qureshi.

Learned counsel for the applicants sought bail, inter alia on the ground of delay in the trial on account of COVID Pandemic. The Counsel for the objector stated before the Court that if prisoners are going to be enlarged on bail only on account of them contracting the virus, it would result in emptying the jails and releasing dreaded criminals into the society, who otherwise would not have been eligible for the grant of bail.

He further argued that the manner in which the offence was committed inside the precincts of the… Continue Reading...

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