High Court refuses to quash case against Randeep Surjewala, approves filing of discharge application


Prayagraj: The Allahabad Excessive Court docket has refused to quash an outdated legal case registered in Varanasi in opposition to Congress Rajya Sabha MP Randeep Singh Surjewala. Nonetheless, the court docket has given him the liberty to file a discharge utility earlier than the trial court docket. Justice Rajeev Gupta has given this order whereas disposing of Randeep Singh Surjewala’s petition.

The Allahabad Excessive Court docket stated that Randeep Surjewala has the fitting to file a discharge utility on this case. No motion will likely be taken in opposition to them for 2 months or until the disposal of the discharge utility.

The Excessive Court docket has given Congress MP Randeep Singh Surjewala two weeks time to file a discharge utility. The court docket has stated that if he recordsdata a discharge utility earlier than the trial court docket inside this time restrict, then it must be thought of. Together with this, a call must be taken on that inside six weeks. Throughout this, it has additionally been stated to not take any motion in opposition to him.

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In keeping with the case, a case below sections 147, 332, 353, 336, 333, 427 of the IPC and part 3 of the Prevention of Harm to Public Property Act was registered in opposition to Congress MP Randeep Singh Surjewala on the Cantt police station in Varanasi within the yr 2000. . It stated that he, together with different Congress leaders, created ruckus by forcibly coming into the commissioner’s workplace premises and manhandled authorities workers.

Through the listening to, it was stated on behalf of the advocate of the petitioner Randeep Singh Surjewala that this case has been registered with malicious intent for the aim of harassment. Due to this fact the whole proceedings must be quashed. However, the counsel for the State argued that the offense alleged in opposition to him is true and prima facie making out.

After wanting on the proof and information offered on report, the court docket stated that whether or not any offense is made out in opposition to Congress MP Randeep Singh Surjewala or not, it can’t be stated at this stage. Due to this fact, he has been given the freedom to file an discharge utility earlier than the trial court docket. Underneath the Code of Legal Process, 1973, discharge utility is the treatment given to an individual who has been charged with malfeasance. The Code gives for submitting a discharge utility if the allegations leveled in opposition to him are false.

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