The Allahabad High Court has rejected the anticipatory bail plea of an Advocate who was booked under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471 and 506 of Indian Penal Code after an FIR was filed by an ex-army man.

The FIR alleged that the applicant-Advocate took Rs 50 lakhs from the informant in lieu of a sale of a 200 square meters plot. It was stated that the documents of the said plot were fake and the applicant was accused of committing forgery in conspiracy with other members of the family.

“After hearing the parties, going through the evidence on record and taking into consideration the fact that a huge amount of Rs.50 lakhs has been transferred to the account of applicant, I do not find it a fit case for grant of anticipatory bail to the applicant.”, Justice Krishan Pahal held.

The applicant-Advocate had admitted the fact of the said transfer of money to her account, but stated that the said amount has been transferred from the account of a company and that the matter is between applicant and the said company, that too is civil in nature and the informant converted it into a criminal case.

On the other hand, the counsel for the informant stated that the applicant had filed a plea before the Apex Court seeking anticipatory bail, which was dismissed on the ground of alternate remedy being available to the applicant and that her anticipatory bail application was already rejected by the Sessions Court.

Advocate Pankaj Kumar Gupta appeared for the informant and AGA V.K.S. Parmar for the State.

The Court, while observing that a huge amount of Rs.50 lakhs has been transferred to the account of applicant, rejected the bail.

“The anticipatory bail application is found devoid of merits and is, accordingly, rejected.”, the Court said.

Cause Title- Princess Mahi @ Saher Naqvi v. State of U.P.

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