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Allahabad HC grants bail in alleged conversion case

The court observed that the accused was merely present during the alleged conversion taking place

Sabrangindia 01 Sep 2021

Conversion Image Courtesy:hindustantimes.com

The Allahabad High Court has granted bail to an accused booked under UP’s anti-conversion law, observing that his case is different from other accused. The bench of Justice Arvind Kumar Mishra held that there was not enough concrete evidence against the appellant.

The appellant, Motilal, has been booked under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act as well as the UP Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversion Ordinance and section 67A of the Information technology Act. The court observed that the case against the appellant is that he was only present when the alleged conversion of the victim was being done, and other than that, there is nothing concrete against him. The appellant argued that he, being the neighbour of the victim has been drawn into in this case, on account of enmity.

The court, after going through rival submissions and the order by which bail was rejected by trial court, observed that nothing convincing has been argued on behalf of the complainant to justify the order rejecting the appellant’s bail. The court, thus opined that the appellant has made out a case for bail, having regard to the facts and circumstances of the case and keeping in view the evidence, complicity of appellant.

The court clarified that the advantage of bail shall not go to other accused in the case, as their cases are distinguishable from the appellant.

The order may be read here:

Related:

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Allahabad HC grants bail in alleged conversion case

The court observed that the accused was merely present during the alleged conversion taking place

Conversion Image Courtesy:hindustantimes.com

The Allahabad High Court has granted bail to an accused booked under UP’s anti-conversion law, observing that his case is different from other accused. The bench of Justice Arvind Kumar Mishra held that there was not enough concrete evidence against the appellant.

The appellant, Motilal, has been booked under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act as well as the UP Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversion Ordinance and section 67A of the Information technology Act. The court observed that the case against the appellant is that he was only present when the alleged conversion of the victim was being done, and other than that, there is nothing concrete against him. The appellant argued that he, being the neighbour of the victim has been drawn into in this case, on account of enmity.

The court, after going through rival submissions and the order by which bail was rejected by trial court, observed that nothing convincing has been argued on behalf of the complainant to justify the order rejecting the appellant’s bail. The court, thus opined that the appellant has made out a case for bail, having regard to the facts and circumstances of the case and keeping in view the evidence, complicity of appellant.

The court clarified that the advantage of bail shall not go to other accused in the case, as their cases are distinguishable from the appellant.

The order may be read here:

Related:

Guj HC refuses to remove stay on Sec 5 of anti-conversion law
Anti-conversion law will not apply to inter-faith marriages unless there is force, fraud, allurement: Gujarat HC
Allahabad HC grants bail to man charged under anti-conversion law

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