Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 15
Just a couple of week after an Additional Sessions Judge dismissed Gurdas Maan’s plea in a case registered towards him on August 26 for hurting non secular emotions of the Sikh neighborhood, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday granted interim anticipatory bail to the Punjabi singer. He has been requested to be a part of the investigation inside every week.
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Justice Avneesh Jhingan made it clear that his custody was not required as nothing is to be recovered. The difficulty whether or not the phrases utilized by petitioner throughout stage efficiency have been deliberate/malicious in order to invoke part 295-A of the IPC can be an issue of investigation.
Justice Jhingan additionally made it clear that an artist whereas acting on stage has the inclination to contain and take the group alongside. The petitioner was a famend singer and was not a persona who would find a way to disguise or abscond. Also, no restoration was to be constituted of him.
Among different issues, Maan in his petition had contended the “Sessions Judge was apparently influenced by the present of public outcry, generated by some sections by means of a sustained marketing campaign”. His counsel, senior advocate R.S. Cheema with Arshdeep Singh Cheema and Tarannum Cheema had added that the settled rules regulating the query of bail have been neglected in an environment projected as surcharged. The statutory parameters and the settled norms by means of precedents have been relegated to the background. “The Judge didn’t even pause to contemplate as to whether or not the investigating company had requested for custodial interrogation and additional made a sound case for a similar”.
It was added that the petitioner had deep roots within the society and nothing in his earlier conduct in the course of the inquiry would present that he was probably to abscond. Moreover, the alleged objectionable materials was already in public area and nothing was required to be recovered from the petitioner warranting his custodial interrogation.
“Moreover, as a humble Sikh and the delicate citizen, the petitioner made a broadly circulated public apology…. His phrases ought to be interpreted within the complete background of his lifelong devotion to venerable Sikh Gurus and to the rules of Sikhism,” it was added.
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