The Allahabad High Court has recently dismissed the application of former MLA Jitendra Singh praying for quashing the order by means of which cognizance was taken and for quashing the charge sheet along with all consequential proceedings arising out of offence under Sections 147, 148, 149, 436, 307, 427 and 504 of the Indian Penal Code in 2009 case.

Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh in this regard stated –

"Considering the aforesaid submissions advanced by the learned counsel for the parties, this application is disposed of with a direction to the applicant to surrender before the trial Court and submit fresh bonds and sureties to the satisfaction of the trial Court concerned. On his furnishing personal and surety bonds, the applicant shall be released on bail same day. The trial Court shall proceed with the trial and conclude the same expeditiously, say within a period of one year from today, subject to cooperation by the State and the respondent no. 4."

Advocate Purnendu Chakravarty appeared on behalf of the applicant.

Advocate Rao Narendra Singh and Advocate Mahmood Alam represented the respondent.

In this case, the FIR was lodged at Police Station against the ex-MLA Jitendra Singh stating therein that somebody informed him that some persons went to the residence of the former State President of Congress Party Ms. Reeta Bahuguna Joshi (now Bhartiya Janata Party MP), and were trying to break doors and windows of her house and thereafter they sat her house at a fire. After informing the control room and fire brigade, he reached the place of the incident along with riot gear and police arrested some persons on the same night and sent them to jail. The applicant was also arrested and sent to jail. He was enlarged on bail by the Sessions Court and remained in jail for more than one month. The applicant earlier belonged to the Bahujan Samaj Party.

The High Court after hearing the counsels of both parties disposed of the application and directed the applicant to surrender before the Trial Court. The Court has given a time period of one year to the concerned Court for the purpose of completing the trial.

Cause Title – Jitendra Kumar Singh @ Bablu v. State of U.P. and Others

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