In the case of Irfan v. State of UP, the Allahabad High Court bench of Justice Jayant Banerji granted bail to one Irfan on Monday. Irfan was accused of assaulting and beating people who were shouting “Jai Sri Ram” and the court also sought a personal bond for INR 50,000 with two sureties.
According to the prosecution, the accused began assaulting the complainants while they were walking home from work on the day of the event at around 8 o’clock in the evening while chanting “Jai Sri Ram.” When they resisted, they were thrashed with an iron rod, balakati, and gun in a “batt.”
The accused was consequently detained and charged with rioting, intentional insult with the aim to cause breach of peace, attempted murder, assault or use of criminal force on a lady with the intent to cause her to disrobe, and intentionally causing bodily harm.
According to the accused, neither the complainants nor the aggrieved parties assigned him a specific duty; they just gave him a generic one.
Additionally, it was claimed that he wasn’t there when the incident happened. Additionally, it was argued that since the co-accused had already been granted bail by the High Court, this was a question of parity.
The State disagreed with the applicant’s claims, although they rejected the request for bail. In the interest of justice, the application for bail was thus granted with some restrictions. The conditions mandated that the applicant sign the bond, abstain from committing a related crime, refrain from tampering with evidence, and assist the investigation.
The state was represented by government advocate Ashok Kumar Singh, while the petitioner was represented by advocates Rajesh Kumar Sharma and Abhas Sharma.