Srinagar District Court Declines Bail Of Conman
As per the police version Kiran Patel, the applicant/accused, Gujarat indulged in criminal activities within the jurisdiction of Police Station Nishat, Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir valley and by employing high degree of forged means and with criminal intention has impersonated himself as Additional Director (Strategy and Campaign) PMO, New Delhi.l
Srinagar District Court, on 23 March, refused to grant bail to the man who while holidaying in Jammu and Kashmir, impersonated an official in the Prime Minister's Office and was granted security cover.
As per the police version Kiran Patel, the applicant/accused, Gujarat indulged in criminal activities within the jurisdiction of Police Station Nishat, Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir valley and by employing high degree of forged means and with criminal intention has impersonated himself as Additional Director (Strategy and Campaign) PMO, New Delhi.
The said individual, by resorting to cheating, forgery and impersonation has duped gullible people and also intentionally induced people to do and also to omit to do activities, under a well-knit plan for securing monetary as well as material benefits. The said act of the said fraudster has been found attracting cognizablity to the extent of section 419,420, 467, 468, 471 IPC. It is averred that during the investigation of the instant case, it came to fore that the accused by using his fake identity as Dr. Kiran Bhai Patel Addl. Director (Strategy & Campaigns), PMO New Delhi has managed to get security cover from Security Kashmir and has misused the same to visit some of the most secure and highly sensitive locations which in normal course no common individual or Tourist is authorized to access.
It was averred that during investigation of the instant case, it surfaced that the accused by virtue of impersonation as being a highly ranked official in the country's most important office PMO) has made a security breach and violated the security protocol, the intentions for same as yet is under investigation.
It was observed that, "for the ends of fair investigation the bail of accused at this stage is uncalled for, as it will throttle its smooth conduct. It is further submitted that it has been laid down by the Hon’ble supreme Court of the country in catena of authorities that while dealing with the applications for bail in non-bailable offences, Hon’ble Courts shall take into consideration gravity of offence, Severity of Punishment which it carries on conviction, impact of such offences on larger public interest, security and integrity of state, possibility of tempering of evidence by accused and other like factors."
The bail application was rejected.
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