Five sacrilege accused get bail

CHANDIGARH: Just about three years after the Punjab Police registered a case for outraging religious feelings and criminal conspiracy related to an incident of sacrilege in the state, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has granted regular bail to five accused.

Five sacrilege accused get bail

editorial@tribune.com

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 15

Just about three years after the Punjab Police registered a case for outraging religious feelings and criminal conspiracy related to an incident of sacrilege in the state, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has granted regular bail to five accused.

The orders by Justice Arvind Singh Sangwan came on a bunch of two petitions filed against the state by Jatinderveer Arora, Baljit Singh and other petitioners through counsel Bipan Ghai and Baltej Singh Sidhu. They were seeking grant of regular bail in the case registered on June 21, 2016, under Sections 295-A and 120-B of the IPC at Dialpura police station in Bathinda.

Counsel for complainant-villagers Navkiran Singh had opposed the plea for the grant of regular bail. Justice Sangwan in one of the petitions asserted the petition was allowed and the petitioner was directed to be released on bail subject to his furnishing bail/surety bonds to the satisfaction of the trial court/illaqa/duty magistrate.

Justice Sangwan made it clear that the order was passed without commenting anything on merits of the case and considering the fact that the petitioner was in custody from past more than seven months.

Top Stories

BJP picks Yuva Morcha chief against Kejriwal

BJP picks Yuva Morcha chief against Kejriwal

Looks to ally JD-U, Varma seeks ‘ideological clarity’

What about all the promises?

What about all the promises?

Expectations were high from PM Modi & party, but little has ...

Soldier, SPO killed in Pulwama attack

Soldier, SPO killed in Pulwama attack

Forces suffer first casualties this year; hunt on for milita...

Cities

View All

UT mulls demolishing single-storey govt houses

Committee constituted to carry out a survey of such units in...

MC withholds unipole tender cancellation

House meeting: Facing flak from councillors, Commissioner sa...

Theft at Hyatt during wedding function

Girl makes off with bag containing Rs10L, silver coins

Despite fund crunch, MC shows largesse

House okays vehicle, driver, fuel for Sr Dy Mayor, Dy Mayor...

3 take away Verna at gunpoint

Victim, a Gurugram-based software engineer, had come to IT P...

Mission 100%: Edu Secy inspects schools

Lauds efforts of district officials for turning institutions...

Retail store charges for carry bags, told to pay Rs 10,000 relief

Easyday Club has been told to pay a compensation of Rs10,000...