Freelancer Punia held at Singhu protest website granted bail
New Delhi, Feb 2 | A Delhi court docket on Tuesday granted bail to freelance journalist Mandeep Punia, who was arrested whereas overlaying the violence on the farmers’ protest website at Singhu on the Delhi-Haryana border final week.
Police on Saturday arrested Punia after he allegedly misbehaved with a Station Home Officer on the protest website. Police claimed that he was transferring via roadblocks and barricades when the alleged incident occurred.
Granting him bail topic to sure situations, Chief Metropolitan Justice of the Peace Satvir Singh Lamba famous that the alleged scuffle occurred round 6.30 pm, however the FIR was registered at 1.21 am the following day.
“Furthermore, the complainant, victims and witnesses are police personnel solely. Therefore, there is no such thing as a chance that accused will be capable of affect any of the police officers… retaining the accused additional in judicial custody won’t serve any cogent function,” the court docket order stated.
The Chief Metropolitan Justice of the Peace stated that it was nicely settled precept of legislation that ‘bail is a rule and jail is an exception’.
“Therefore, contemplating the totality of info and circumstances of the current case, he’s admitted to bail on furnishing a bail bond.”
Punia was bailed out on the situation that he won’t leap bail, seem within the court docket repeatedly and never go away the nation with out prior court docket permission.
He was additionally requested to not take pleasure in related or some other offence within the occasion of launch on bail, and never tamper with proof.
Punia’s counsel submitted that his consumer was “falsely implicated” within the case and that he was merely finishing up his duties on the protest website.
However, the Further Public Prosecutor strongly opposed the bail on the bottom that the costs in opposition to the accused had been grave in nature.
It was additionally contended that the accused might once more take pleasure in instigating the protesters and create nuisance on the protest website with a bunch of various folks and hamper the investigation.