Govt challenges bail given to lawyer

The Madras High Court has ordered notice on a petition from the government to cancel the bail granted to a lawyer in an assault case.

Published: 16th October 2013 03:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th October 2013 03:46 PM   |  A+A-

The Madras High Court has ordered notice on a  petition from the government  to cancel the bail granted to a lawyer in an assault case. Justice P Devadass before whom the petition  filed by V Kannan, inspector, Anna Square police station, came up for hearing, ordered the notice, returnable by two weeks to advocate K Paruthi.

According to nspector Kannan, MTC driver Anandababu lodged a complaint stating that while he was driving the bus near Mahakavi Bharathi Nagar, a person, claiming himself as an advocate, kept his two wheeler in front of the bus, came inside the bus, abused, attacked and threatened to kill him, on September 20 . Subsequently, the police compromised the complaint. Thereafter, the driver started to drive the bus, but Paruthi, along with 20 others, followed the bus and attacked him. He took treatment as an in-patient in Royapettah GH. Based on the complaint, the police registered a case and arrested Paruthi on the same day and produced him before XIII Metropolitan Magistrate at his residence and remanded him. Later, he was released on bail by the magistrate, he said.

Petitioner said that in his order, the magistrate had observed that while Paruthi was produced before him for remand, about 100 advocates were present in the quarters and insisted that the bail application be considered that day itself. In spite of the objection raised by police, the magistrate granted him the bail. From the observation of the magistrate, it was clear that the bail was granted not on the free will of the magistrate but due to pressure exerted by the advocates mob.

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