HC grants bail to 70 yrs old woman convicted in murder case

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, July 10: Division Bench of State High Court comprising Ist Pusine Judge Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Sindhu Sharma has granted bail to 70 years old woman namely Raj Kumari, wife of Charan Singh of Kathua, who was awarded rigorous imprisonment for life for committing murder of one Soma Devi and robbing gold ornaments.
During the course of hearing, Advocate Deepika Mahajan appearing for the convict submitted that the appellant / accused is in custody since 27-10-2012 and has been falsely implicated in the case . She further submitted that there is no direct evidence against her”.
On the other hand, AAG Ravinder Gupta appearing for the State Government submitted that it is a case of direct evidence and the appellant Raj Kumari does not deserve the concession of sentence.
After hearing Advocate Deepika Mahajan, Retainer Lawyer, State Legal Services Authority & AAG Ravinder Gupta, appearing for State Government, Division Bench observed, “considering the fact that Raj Kumari is of 70 years of age and fact that she has already undergone actual imprisonment for more than six years and out of which more than three years is after the sentence and the final hearing of appeal is likely to take some time”, adding “sentence awarded to the appellant deserves to be suspended”.
With these observations, the Division Bench directed that appellant Raj Kumari be released on furnishing of bail bond to the satisfaction of Registrar Judicial.


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