The Allahabad High Court recently rejected the second bail application of Mehdi Hasan, who is accused of abducting a two-and-a-half-year-old girl as part of a conspiracy and committing a heinous murder in Tappal area of Aligarh.
A single-judge bench of Justice Yaswant Verma passed this order while hearing a Criminal Misc bail Application filed by Mehdi Hasan. The second bail application had been filed under Sections 363, 364, 302, 201, 120-B IPC, police station Tappal, District Aligarh with the prayer to enlarge him on bail.
The application is pressed on the ground that co-accused Zahid was granted bail by the Court on February 18. Earlier a Judge had granted bail to another co-accused the order of which was noticed by the Court while rejecting the first bail application made by Hasan.
The Court observed that on perusing the order in Zahid’s plea (Criminal Misc. Bail Application No.8526 of 2020), it is not evident whether the order passed by the Court rejecting the first bail application of the present applicant was brought to the attention of the Judge.
“The Judge while granting bail to Zahid has principally taken into consideration the fact that the statement under Section 164 CrPC of a minor witness was recorded about 21 days after the dead body was found and that the case rested on circumstantial evidence,” the Court said.
“Bearing in mind the abhorrent nature of the crime which has been committed and which factor does not appear to have been noticed or considered in the orders according bail to the other accused, the Court finds no ground to accord the facility of bail to the applicant. Counsel for the applicant urged no other ground in support of the second bail application,” the order read.
Accordingly, the Court rejected the bail application.