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Supreme Court issues notice to Punjab on murder accused’s bail plea

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The Supreme Court has issued notice on a plea filed by a man seeking regular bail, who is accused of offenses punishable under Sections 307 (Attempt to murder), 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation) and 34 (Common Intention) of Indian Penal Code. (Roshan Chauhan Vs The State of Punjab) 

A three-judge bench of Justice U.U. Lalit, Justice Indira Banerjee, and Justice Ajay Rastogi sought the response of the state of Punjab on or before August 27, 2021.

The High Court of Punjab and Haryana had rejected his bail application making an observation that the injury attributed to the petitioner is a fracture on the left parietal bone seen with extension into left frontal and right parietal bones which is vital part i.e. the head of the victim. Thus, no case for grant of regular bail to the petitioner is made out.

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The accused in the present petition is charged under Sections 307, 323, 506 and 34 IPC. Though, counsel for the petitioner has not disputed the fact that the petitioner has inflicted two head injuries to complainant Parveen Singh, yet he submitted that the petitioner being behind the bars since April 9, 2020, his further incarceration is not justified. He also submitted that out of 4 injuries, 3 injuries have been found to be simple and only one injury has been declared dangerous to life.

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