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'Act Poses Serious Threat to National Security': Allahabad HC Denies Bail to Man Accused of Operating Illegal International Telecom Setup [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 14 Jul 2021 10:10pm

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The Allahabad High Court on Friday (July 9, 2021) denied granting bail to a man accused of running an illegal international telecom set up and illegally routing calls from foreign countries to India. [Karam Allahi v. State of U.P]

Emphasizing the threat such an act posed to national security Justice Samit Gopal rejected the bail application while terming the activities to be nothing less than an organized crime. 

“The said act was an act by which there was a serious threat to national security. Certain other appliances and instruments were recovered which were awaiting to be installed. The activities cannot be termed anything less than an organized crime. Looking to the facts and circumstances of the case, I do not find it a fit case for bail, hence, the bail application is rejected,” it was noted.

The bench of Justice Samit Gopal was hearing a bail application under Section 439 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 filed by one Karam Allahi. The FIR had been filed under Section 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), Section 467 (forgery of valuable security, will, etc.), Section 468 (forgery for the purpose of cheating), Section 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and Section 4(exclusive privilege in respect of telegraphs, and power to grant licenses), Section 20 (establishing, maintaining, or working unauthorized telegraph), Section 21 (using unauthorized telegraphs), and Section 25(internationally damaging or tampering with telegraphs) of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885.

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