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Man Conceals Criminal History to Hoodwink Court for Ulterior Motives; Allahabad High Court Imposes 5 Lakh Costs on petitioner [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 18 Dec 2020 12:16am

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The Allahabad High Court recently imposed a cost of Rs. Five Lakhs on a petitioner who made an incorrect statement in the Writ Petition that merely on the basis of a single case, Gangsters Act, 1986 had been invoked against him.

The Bench of Justice Pankaj Naqvi and Justice Vivek Agarwal was hearing a Writ Petition praying before the Court that impugned orders of the District Magistrate, Mau be quashed.

Contentions raised before the Court-

Petitioner's contention was that vide order dated 21.10.2020, the District Magistrate, Mau had directed for attachment of properties of the petitioner exercising his authority under Section 14 of the UP Gangsters and Anti-Social Activities Act, 1986 whereas vide order dated 29.10.2020, the District Magistrate by revising the order, also attached 300 tons of coal illegally stored in such properties.

The Counsel for the petitioner submitted that the petitioner was victimized merely on the basis of suspicion.

He further submitted that as per gang chart appended along with the FIR, registering Case Crime No. 47 of 2010 under Section 3 of the Gangsters Act at Police Station Kotwali, District Mau, there is mention of a solitary case against petitioner.

It was submitted that on the basis of the solitary case, case against him was registered under the Gangsters Act, therefore, it was argued that the petitioner was falsely implicated with oblique motive.

On the other hand, the AGA submitted that petitioner's contention was factually incorrect and the petitioner cleverly suppressed material information from the main body of the writ petition.
AGA submitted that there… Continue Reading...

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