Gujarat HC Imposes ₹1 Lakh Cost On Accused For Seeking Bail Under False Pretext Of His Marriage
The Gujarat High Court's bench of Justice Samir J. Dave has imposed a cost of Rs. 1 Lakh on an accused who had prayed to release him on bail under the pretext of his own marriage.
The applicant-accused had approached the High Court praying to release him on temporary bail for a period of 30 days on the ground of his own marriage.
Advocate Amit D Shah appeared for the accused whereas APP JK Shah appeared for the State.
In the report of the Police Inspector, it was stated that from the statements of witnesses who is the neighbour of the girl with whom the accused was supposed to marry, it is submitted that there is no marriage of that girl.
The Court noted that the girl also seemed to be involved in the same kind of activities by giving false information to the Court.
The Court also observed that as per the police report, the applicant-accused was involved in so many offences and so many FIRs are registered against him.
Thus the Court refused to entertain the application of the accused person.
The Court imposed a cost of Rs. 1 lakh while placing reliance upon the decision of the Supreme Court in Salem Advocate Bar Association, T. N. Vs. Union of India and Gujarat High Court's decision in Dashrathlal M. Patel, Heirs and Legal Representatives of Maganbhai Joitaram and Ors. v. State of Gujarat and Ors.
"Present applications stand rejected and disposed of accordingly with a cost of Rs.1,00,000/-, (Rupees one lakh only) to be deposited before the concerned District Legal Services Authority within a period of four weeks from the date of receipt of this order.", the Court held.
Cause Title- Imran @ Chhotu Kadva Istyak Ahemad Siddiki v. State of Gujarat