Chief Secretary assault case : Delhi HC grants bail to AAP MLA but imposes strict conditions

Team SoOLEGAL 10 Mar 2018 4:45pm

Chief Secretary assault case : Delhi HC grants bail to AAP MLA but imposes strict conditions

New Delhi:AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal was provided bail in the Chief Secretary assault case by the Delhi HC but the Judge Mukta Gupta while giving bail imposed strict conditions. The MLA also had to furnish a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and two sureties of the like amount.

HC has made it clear to Jarwal that his bail will be cancelled if he repeats his illegal act.

“This FIR is the third one against the petitioner (Jarwal) for assault on a public servant. In case the petitioner indulges in any such illegal act in future, the bail granted to him would be liable to be cancelled,” the court said. Jarwal will not be allowed to leave the country without prior permission of the court and in case of a change in residential address, the court concerned should be intimated through an affidavit.

The court noted that the offences invoked against the MLA entailed maximum punishment of up to three years and said his custodial interrogation was not required as police remand has not been granted by the trial court.

“In view of the nature of allegations, the sentence provided for the offences invoked, if convicted after trial, and the fact that there is no likelihood of the petitioner fleeing away from justice, this court deems it fit to grant bail to Jarwal,” the court said.

Two AAP MLA's Prakash Jarwal and Amanatullah Khan were arrested by Delhi Police on February 20 and February 21 respectively on the charges of physically assaulting Anshu Prakash,the Chief Secretary of Delhi Government during a mid night meeting held at the residence of CM Arvind Kejariwal.

The sessions court had earlier denied bail to both.Amanatullah Khan continues to be in custody.

Tagged: Delhi HC   Assault case   Chief Secretary   AAP MLA's   Arvind Kejariwal  
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