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Bombay HC directs man to pay Rs 20,000 to police welfare fund for abusing and assaulting home guard

Written by Omkar Gokhale
| Mumbai |

September 13, 2020 8:49:44 pm





After listening to submissions and perusing the criticism, the Court noticed, “Prima facie, having regard to the nature of the allegations, the custodial interrogation of the applicant is not necessary.” (File)

While granting pre-arrest bail to a man from Kolhapur, the Bombay High Court final week directed him to pay Rs 20,000 to the Maharashtra Police Welfare fund after he was booked final month for inflicting obstruction and assaulting a home guard on Covid-19 lockdown enforcement responsibility.

A single choose bench of Justice C V Bhadang heard via video convention on September 7, a pre-arrest bail plea of 1 Shivraj S Patil filed via advocate Priyal Sarda looking for safety from arrest.



The Vadgaon Police station, Kolhapur final month charged the man below sections 353 (punishment for assault or prison power to deter public servant from discharge of his responsibility), 504 (punishment for intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (punishment for prison intimidation) amongst others.

The Court famous that as per police on August 9 night, Patil had abused and assaulted the complainant home guard Nikhil Mohite who was on lockdown enforcement responsibility. Advocate Y M Nakhwa for the state authorities opposed the plea and justified the police motion.

After listening to submissions and perusing the criticism, the Court noticed, “Prima facie, having regard to the nature of the allegations, the custodial interrogation of the applicant is not necessary.”

Patil’s lawyer submitted that by means of regret, the applicant will deposit a certain quantity to the Police welfare fund.

Granting safety to the applicant, the Court stated that within the occasion of arrest, he needs to be launched on furnishing a private bond of Rs. 25, 000 with sureties.

Disposing of the plea, the Court stated, “However, this shall be subject to the condition that applicant shall deposit Rs.20,000 with the Maharashtra Police Welfare Fund, within two weeks.” The Court additionally directed Patil to co-operate with the Police as and when required and stated that in case of breach of circumstances the pre-arrest bail would stand vacated.

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