Delhi HC allows labourer to forego surety bond; releases him on furnishing personal bond

GIVING relief to a labourer who was unable to furnish a surety bond of Rs.5,000 for his bail, the Delhi High Court Thursday did away with the condition, clearing the way for him to walk free.

Justice Manoj Kumar Ohri directed the accused labourer be released on bail on his furnishing only a personal bond of Rs.5,000/- to the satisfaction of the concerned Jail Superintendent/Duty Magistrate.

Accused Azad Khan was granted bail on April 24 but he could not be released due to his inability to furnish the surety bond. He was granted bail in a 2020 case registered for the offences under Sections 379( Punishment for theft.); 356( Assault or criminal force in an attempt to commit theft of property carried by a person.) and 34(common intention) under the Indian Penal Code(IPC).

He had already been granted bail in two other cases concerning the Delhi riots. Khan pleaded that he could manage surety bonds for only two cases and not the third, because of which he continued to remain in jail.

The court allowed his release on furnishing only a personal bond.

Khan was represented by advocates Bilal Anwar Khan and Anshu Kapoor.

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