The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad Excessive Courtroom on Friday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of Samajwadi Social gathering MP Mohd Azam Khan in reference to appointment of 1,300 engineers, clerks and stenographers at Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam through the earlier regime.
The recruitment was carried out when Azam Khan was the City Improvement Minister.
Azam Khan is presently present process therapy at a non-public hospital in Lucknow after he examined constructive for coronavirus.
Passing the order, Justice Rajeev Singh mentioned Azam Khan is already in judicial custody within the case as he was served a warrant on November 19 final 12 months within the Sitapur jail and as such the anticipatory bail plea was not maintainable.
The bail plea was moved by Azam Khan’s attorneys Kapil Sibal and IB Singh.
Extra Authorities Advocate Santosh Kumar Mishra opposed the bail plea, arguing that the courtroom involved had despatched a warrant to Azam Khan within the Sitapur jail and it was served on him the subsequent day.
So, he’s already deemed to be in judicial custody within the case, therefore, his anticipatory bail plea is just not maintainable, the lawyer mentioned.
At this, Azam Khan’s attorneys submitted that if he’s deemed to be in judicial custody, he should be entitled to default bail as a result of the cost sheet within the case was filed on Might 25 this 12 months, after 90-day interval from November 19.
The courtroom mentioned Azam Khan might transfer the suitable courtroom for default bail and that the identical can’t be thought-about by the Excessive Courtroom at this stage.
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