Proceedings against a petitioner for making false averments with respect to non filing of any other bail application on the same grounds earlier before the Court

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September 11, 2020

The High Court of H.P. has directed to initiate action/proceedings against a petitioner, for making false averments with respect to non filing of any other bail application on the same grounds earlier before this Court or any other Court, in his petition for anticipatory bail, which was also duly supported by his affidavit.

Justice Vivek Singh Thakur passed these orders on a bail petition filed by one Shri Surinder Kumar of District Kangra for grant of anticipatory bail in case FIR dated 23.06.2020 registered in Police Station Damtal, District Kangra under Sections 21,22 and 29-61-85 of NDPS Act.

During the course of hearing, the status report was filed by the State and it was brought to the notice of the Court that the petitioner had earlier also approached the High Court for grant of anticipatory bail. However, the said petition was dismissed by another Bench, with observation that custodial interrogation of the petitioner was necessary.

The Court dismissed the petition, observing that issue of granting anticipatory bail to the petitioner already stands determined by co-ordinate Bench of this Court, hence, the petitioner has filed false affidavit that he has not filed any other petition on the same grounds, and the petitioner deserves to be dealt with for his conduct in accordance with law.

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