The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday granted conditional bail to the accused of fraud of crores in Axis Bank Civil Lines. Kamal Ahsan was arrested by the ED on charges of money laundering by fraudulently defrauding Rs 22.39 crore from the account of Shuatas Naini. The court has said that the petitioner has been in jail for about two and a half years. He is suffering from many life-threatening diseases including cancer. Therefore, he is entitled to be released on bail.
The court has directed to be released on surety of 25 lakhs and two sureties. This order has been given by Justice Rahul Chaturvedi.
Earlier, the court had sought a report of the cancer status from Kamla Nehru Hospital Prayagraj by scanning the petitioner. The Senior Superintendent of Central Jail Naini has filed the report of the hospital. The operation of the petitioner was done in January, 2020. Routine checkup is being done.
The complaint against the petitioner was made on behalf of the bank on 1 March 2013. There was an allegation of fraud with the connivance of accountant Rajesh Kumar. After investigation, FIR was registered. He was released on bail in this case on August 13, 2018. Then on 11 September 2017 he was arrested again on 10 November 2020 on the FIR of money laundering case. He has been in jail since then. The ED has filed a charge sheet against the petitioner, Syed Yawar Hussain, Jamal Ashraf and Rajesh Kumar.
Senior advocate of the petitioner said that the punishment can be from 3 to 7 years. The petitioner is suffering from deadly disease cancer. 6 crores have been recovered. Advocates for ED and advocates for CBI said that good care is being taken in the jail. Crores of rupees have been scammed. not entitled to bail.
# Ban on arrest of CRPF jawan who was missing from duty without informing
The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday stayed the arrest of a CRPF jawan who was absent from duty without notice. The court has sought answers from the central and state governments in this matter. The court has placed a condition that if the accused jawan appears on duty within 10 days, then he should not be arrested. In case of non-appearance, the interim order shall be deemed to have expired.
This order was given by a division bench of Justice MC Tripathi and Justice Saurabh Vidyarthi on the petition of CRPF jawan Kailash Nath Upadhyay, resident of Gorakhpur. Senior advocate Anoop Trivedi, appearing for the petitioner, said that he is posted in 65th Battalion CRPF Raipur Chhattisgarh. On June 19, 2021, the Chief Judicial Magistrate / Commandant CRPF issued an arrest warrant and directed the SSP, Gorakhpur to arrest the petitioner and present him before him.
Additional Solicitor General Shashi Prakash Singh opposed the petition on behalf of the Central Government. He said that the case pertains to Raipur district of Chhattisgarh state. The incident happened there. Therefore, this Court has no jurisdiction. Opposing this, the counsel for the petitioner said that the petitioner is originally from Gorakhpur district. After getting 15 days leave, he came to his house. During the holiday he became seriously ill.
He got himself treated in a government hospital. The information of which he had sent by registered post to the competent authority. But action has been taken against him under section 10M of the Central Reserve Police Force Act for being absent from duty without notice. The counsel submitted that the offense of the petitioner is minor and is punishable with imprisonment of only one year.
# Demand to install Ashok Singhal’s statue in Prayagraj
Lawyers of Allahabad High Court have demanded the installation of a statue of VHP (Vishva Hindu Parishad) leader Ashok Singhal at a crossroads in Prayagraj. On his death anniversary, a meeting was held in the Library Hall of the High Court to pay tribute to him. It was demanded that he was the leader of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement. It is because of his efforts that the Ram temple is being built today. That’s why his statue should be erected.
Advocate Mrityunjay Tiwari, who was presiding the meeting, said that Article 370 and 35A have been removed from Jammu and Kashmir due to the inspiration of Ashok Singhal. He was the pride of Prayagraj and fought for Hindutva all over the country. It was resolved in the meeting that a public awareness campaign would be launched to get the statue of Ashok Singhal installed and a demand would be made to the Chief Minister.
Nandlal Patel, Rajesh Tripathi, Anil Pandey, Rajendra Pandey, NC Tripathi, Sanjay Mishra, Vidup Agrahari, Neeraj Dixit, Shailendra Awasthi, Umashankar etc. were present in the meeting.
# With the help of police force, the municipal corporation will remove illegal dairies
The Municipal Corporation has assured the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court that with the help of the police, illegal milk dairies running in the city will be removed. After this, the court directed the Municipal Corporation to place the appropriate instructions before it on December 1, after taking action.
This order was passed by a bench of Justice Ramesh Sinha and Justice Vivek Verma while hearing a public interest litigation filed by Sarthak Prayas Seva Sansthan in 2012.
The petition demanded removal of illegal dairies from the city. On which the then DIG gave assurance to the court at the time of hearing on March 14, 2012. He had said that whenever required police force would be provided to the Municipal Corporation to remove illegal dairies. At that time, the court had ordered action by distinguishing between gaushalas and dairies.
Petitioner’s advocate Brijesh Kumar Singh told the court on Tuesday that in compliance with the order dated March 14, 2012, 9 out of 11 dairies have been removed. But 2 dairies are still running. that are not being removed. On this, advocate Namit Sharma of the Municipal Corporation told the court that SHO Manaknagar is not providing police force. Due to which action is not being taken against the said dairies.
On which Standing Council Anil Kumar Singh Bisen on behalf of the state government assured the court that whenever the Municipal Corporation asks for the police force, it will be made available.