AMIRHUSAIN SHAKIL AHMED PATHAN Vs. STATE OF GUJARAT
HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT
Amirhusain Shakil Ahmed Pathan
STATE OF GUJARAT
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(1.) The petitioner has preferred this petition under Article 227 of the Constitution of India to get the custody of muddamal vehicle being Auto Rickshaw having registration number GJ-06-AW-9379, which is seized by police in connection with FIR being C.R.No. 11196017200661 of 2020 registered with Panigate Police station, Vadodara City for offences punishable under sections 65(E), 98(2), 81 and 108 etc. of the Gujarat Prohibition Act.
(2.) Learned advocate for the petitioner, submits that the petitioner being the owner of muddamal vehicle moved an application under section 451 of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 ['the code for short] before the learned 8 th Additional Judicial Magistrate, Vadodara for interim custody of the vehicle during the pendency of the Trial of the case. The learned Magistrate, by his order dated 09.10.2020, rejected the application essentially on the ground of bar contained in section 98(1) of the Prohibition Act and the quantum of sentence prescribed for the offence. The petitioner did not assail the order of the learned Magistrate by preferring the Criminal Revision Application before the Sessions Court and directly approached before this Court with the present petition.
(3.) Rule returnable forthwith. Learned APP waives service of notice of rule on behalf of the respondent-State. With consent of the learned advocates for the parties, the matter has taken up for final disposal today.;
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