High Court of Madras decision on the order in of the case dated 05.01.2023 passed by the Sessions Court for Exclusive Trial of Bomb Blast Cases.
Title : Mohamed Irfan v. Union of India
Case No. : C.A No.340 of 2023
CORAM : THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE S.S.SUNDAR AND MR. JUSTICE SUNDER MOHAN
Decided on : 09.11.2023.
The captioned appeal has been preferred by the petitioner, challenging the order in Crl.M.P.No.718 of 2022 dated 05.01.2023 passed by the Sessions Court for Exclusive Trial of Bomb Blast Cases, Chennai, at Poonamalle, Chennai – 600 056, dismissing bail application.
Fact of the Case
According to the prosecution one Sathick Batcha (A1) was a prime accused in Mayiladuthurai, P.S. Crime No.1601/2020 and 164/2022. On specific information that he was in possession of arms and weapons, a special police team on 21.02.2022, at about 10.00 hours, intercepted a black colour Mahindra Scorpio bearing Reg.No.TN OF IL-1446 at Nidur – Mayiladuthurai Railway gate travelling from Nidur to Mayiladuthurai. The appellant and the other accused were found in the car. A case in Cr.No.165/2022 was registered on the file of Mayiladuthurai Police Station for the offence under Sections 148 and 506 (ii) IPC r/w Section 28 of the Arms Act, 1959. All the accused were arrested. One laptop with adapter, one stainless steel hand-cuff, one I-Phone, one OPPO Phone, one power bank, one V8 video shooting pen, one GITE Wireless router, one hard disk, one metal air gun, a small box containing pellets and a Mahindra Scorpio with registration TN-07-BL-1446 were seized from the accused.
Case Analysis and Judgment
The appellant shall execute a bond and furnish two sureties for a likesum of Rs.50,000/- [Rupees Fifty Thousand only] each and one of the sureties should be a blood relative to the satisfaction of the learned Judge, Special Court under the National Investigation Agency Act, 2008 (Sessions Court for Exclusive Trial of Bomb Blast Cases) Chennai at Poonamallee, Chennai – 600 056. After coming out from jail, the appellant shall stay at Chennai and shall not leave the Chennai city without the permission of the trial court.
The appellant shall surrender his Passport (if any) before the trial court and if he does not hold a passport, he shall file an affidavit to that effect in the form that may be prescribed by the trial court. In the latter case the trial court will if he has reason to doubt the accuracy of the statement, write to the Passport Officer concerned to verify the statement and the Passport Officer shall verify his record and send a reply within three weeks. If he fails to reply within the said period, the trial court will be entitled to act on the statement of the appellant.
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Written by- Nimisha Sunny