HC grants bail to Gola Shah

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Oct 17: High Court has granted bail to Ravinder Gupta alias Gola Shah.
After hearing Advocate Aseem Sawhney for the applicant, Justice Sanjay Dhar observed,”merely because a number of FIRs stand registered against the petitioner, he cannot be denied concession of bail, particularly, when his involvement in commission of a non-bailable offence is not prima facie shown from the contents of the FIR”.
“Even otherwise, there is nothing on record to show that the petitioner has either the propensity to tamper with the prosecution witnesses or to thwart the course of investigation”, High Court said and ordered that the petitioner be admitted to bail subject to the following conditions that he shall furnish personal bond in the amount of Rs 50,000 with one surety of the like amount to the satisfaction of the Investigating Officer;  he shall appear before the Investigating Agency as and when called and he shall cooperate with the Investigating Agency and shall not tamper with the prosecution evidence.
The application was moved by the petitioner/accused, whereby he has sought bail in a case arising out of FIR No.53/2022 for offences under Sections 420, 467, 468, 379, 504, 506 IPC registered with Police Station, Gangyal, Jammu.