Allahabad High Court Grants Bail To Trio Booked For Sedition For Burning CM Yogi Adityanath's Effigy

Allahabad High Court Grants Bail To Trio Booked For Sedition For Burning CM Yogi Adityanath's Effigy

Prayagraj, July 2 (TNA) The Allahabad High Court recently granted bail to 3 persons accused of raised slogans against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and burning his effigy. All the accused were booked for sedition and thus they contended before the Court that they took part in a political protest and that the ingredients of the offence under Section 124A I.P.C. were not made out.

The Bench of Justice Suneet Kumar granted bail to Phool Chandra Yadav, Aashutosh Agrahari and Suraj Singh, booked under Sections 147, 188, 269, 341, 124A I.P.C, Section 66 I.T. Act and Section 6 of United Provinces Special Power Act, 1932.

They have to be released on bail on their furnishing personal bonds with two sureties each in the like amount to the satisfaction of the court. As per the prosecution case, 12 nominated and 10-12 unknown persons are said to have raised slogans against the Chief Minister and burnt his effigy.

Applicants before the Court were named in the F.I.R and it is urged by counsel for the applicants that six co-accused in the similar circumstances have been enlarged on bail.

It was further submitted that the applicants are languishing in jail since 17.03.2021 and that there is no likelihood of early disposal of trial and the applicants undertake that if enlarged on bail, they will never misuse liberty and will cooperate in the trial.

Without expressing any opinion on the merits of the case and considering the nature of the accusation and the severity of punishment in case of conviction and the nature of supporting evidence, reasonable apprehension of tampering of the witnesses and prima facie satisfaction of the Court in support of the charge, the applicants were found to entitled to be released on bail in the case.

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