ILNS: A Delhi court has recently refused bail to a person, involved in a syndicate involved in duping people on the pretext of providing soft loans while observing that duping people in times of pandemic is “grossly atrocious” and “inhumane”.
“People in deep financial crisis fell prey to the allurement of the accused and his associates. The situation of the victims has become all the more vulnerable during the current pandemic situation. Duping such victims under these circumstances is grossly atrocious and inhumane,”
-said Additional Sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana while denying bail to one Shubham Girdhar.
The court further noted that he has procured the mobile number used in the alleged cheating upon the strength of forged documents. “The applicant/accused received the cheque book and passbook from the bank used in the alleged cheating,” the order noted.
“Considering the seriousness of allegations, I do not find any merits in the application at hand and the same is accordingly dismissed,” said ASJ Rana.
During the course of hearing, Advocate Suraj Prakash appearing for Girdhar said that he has been falsely implicated in the present case and he is languishing in judicial custody since the day of his arrest March 21, 2021.
He further told the court that investigation qua Girdhar is already complete and all the incriminating material is documentary in nature which is already in possession of the police, hence, there is no likelihood of applicant accused tampering with the evidence if released on bail.
“Nothing incriminating has come on record to connect the applicant/accused with the alleged offence and no fruitful purpose would be served by keeping him behind the bars,”
-Advocate Prakash told the court.
Opposing the submissions made by the Petitioner’s counsel, Addl. Public Prosecutor Irfan Ahmed informed the court that the accused along with other accused persons was indulged in cheating gullible citizens on the pretext of providing loans to them.
“He was not only facilitating fake SIM cards but also facilitating the bank accounts to the co-accused persons. Hence, the applicant does not deserve to be released on bail,”
He was arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police on March 21 this year in an FIR registered for commission of offences under sections 419/420/468/467 of the Indian Penal Code.
The said FIR was registered on the complaint of one Munna Kumar who was allegedly defrauded by the accused and his accomplices. Munna is also involved in various other cases of similar nature.