Advision of Allahabad High Court bench on Thursday

Allahabad High Court Advision Bench

Adivision bench of the Allahabad supreme court on Thursday granted bail to a former chief engineer of the Noida Authority while hearing a habeas corpus petition seeking his release from the alleged illegal custody of the CBI.
The HC, however, said he be released on fulfilling conditions to be laid down by the CBI court.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had arrested Yadav Singh on February 10 this year for allegedly assigning a contract to seven people at quite the prevalent market rates, thereby, causing financial losses to the govt .
In the petition before the court, it had been alleged that the CBI has not filed a blotter within the deadline , therefore, either the petitioner be granted bail or released from the CBI custody.
The counsel appearing for the CBI had told the court on Wednesday that the delay wasn’t intentional as courts were closed thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
Rejecting the CBI argument, the court said the agency isn’t justified in claiming that the delay was caused by the closure of courts thanks to the pandemic.
The court thus directed that the petitioner be let loose forthwith on fulfilling the conditions to be laid down by the special court.
A two-judge bench comprising Justice Pritinkar Divakar and justice Shekhar Kumar Yadav also said the special judge (CBI) erred in law in rejecting the appliance filed by the petitioner under Section 167 (2) of the CrPC.
“Accordingly, the impugned order is about aside. The detention of the petitioner is held to be illegal and he’s entitled to a default bail,” the HC said.

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