No anticipatory bail to petitioner who illegally removed crucial documents relating to investigation from bank locker: HC

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Punjab Goods and Services Tax Act 2017 - Offences - Punishments for certain offences

Case Details: Yashita Jain v. State of Punjab - [2021] 133 254 (Punjab & Haryana)

Judiciary and Counsel Details

    • Mrs. Manjari Nehru Kaul, J.
    • Jagmohan Bansal, Sr. Adv., G.S. SainiAman Garg, Advs., Luvinder Sofat, AAG and Sourabh Goel, Adv. for the Appearing Panties.

Facts of the Case

The petitioner was a lady who filed a petition seeking anticipatory bail. There were allegations leveled in the FIR that she operated a locker with the Bank, which was in the name of her husband and removed certain crucial documents with active collusion of officials of bank. It was submitted on behalf of the petitioner that she did not have any criminal antecedents and deserved the concession of anticipatory bail, as she was falsely framed in the instant case at the behest and instance of the GST Department.

High Court Held

The Honorable High Court observed that there were serious and specific allegations levelled against petitioner in FIR as she allegedly removed crucial documents having a direct link with proceedings which were pending against her husband under GST Act. Considering the above facts in the instant case, it was held that her custodial interrogation would be imperative and therefore, petition for anticipatory bail required to be dismissed.

List of Cases Referred to

    • Md. Ibrahim v. State of Bihar [2009] 8 SCC 751 (para 5).

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