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Shakeel Ahmad & Another v. State Of U.P. - CRIMINAL APPEAL No. - 7386 of 2007  RD-AH 17906 (15 November 2007)
HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT ALLAHABAD
Crl. Appeal No. 7386 of 2007
1. Shakeel Ahmad son of Shabbir Ahmad.
2. Kafeel Ahmad son of Shabbir Ahmad.
Both Resident of Village Dahirpur, Pargana and
Tehsil Nazibabad, P.S. Nangal, District
Bijnor. ...... Appellants/Sureties
State of U.P. ......Respondent
(By Hon'ble Barkat Ali Zaidi, J.)
1.This is an appeal arising out of the proceedings under Section 446 Cr.P.C.
2.Heard Sri Ghanshyam Joshi advocate for the appellant and Sri Surendra Singh-II, Addl. Government Advocate for the State.
3.The two sureties who have filed this appeal, were fined Rs. 50,000/- each because the accused did not appear on the date fixed and warrant for his arrest was issued and the bail bonds of the sureties were forfeited.
4. The contention of the counsel for the appellants- sureties here, is that, after having come to know, that the accused absented himself from appearance in the Court, the sureties made all efforts to get him apprehended by the police, and it was because of their efforts, that the police immediately apprehended the accused.
5.The counsel for the state has not controverted this submission, and the Judge has also not mentioned in his order that the averments of the sureties about rendering help to the police in the arrest of the accused is erroneous.
6.In these circumstances, therefore, the amount of fine imposed, by the Judge seems excessive, and deserves to be reduced.
7.The plea of the sureties about exoneration cannot be accepted but the quantum of fine needs to be reduced.
O R D E R
The fine imposed on the sureties by Special Judge, Bijnor by order dated 8.10.2007 in Misc. Case No. 1 of 2007 is reduced to Rs. 2,000/- each for both the two sureties/ appellants, which they will deposit within one month, this order reaches to the Court at Bijnor.
Appeal allowed to that extent.
Dt. 15th November, 2007
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