RANJITBHAI FATESINHBHAI BARIA Vs. STATE OF GUJARAT
LAWS(GJH)-2020-12-1030
HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT
Decided on December 08,2020

Ranjitbhai Fatesinhbhai Baria Appellant
VERSUS
STATE OF GUJARAT Respondents

JUDGEMENT

R.P.Dholaria,J. - (1.) Rule. Learned Additional Public Prosecutor waives service of notice of rule on behalf of the respondent State.
(2.) By way of present writ petition filed under Articles 226 and 227 of the Constitution of India, the petitioner has sought for a direction to concerned authority to hand over the muddamal vehicle bearing CHASIS No. MD2A11CX3LRM45763 in connection with the FIR being Prohibition C.R.No.Part-C-200139 of 2020 registered with Sagtala Police Station, in view of clear embargo under Section 98(2) of the Gujarat Prohibition Act, 1949 ("the Act" for short) the subordinate courts are not granting any relief.
(3.) It is contended by learned advocate for the petitioner that by virtue of the provisions of section 98 of the Act, there is a clear embargo for handing over the custody of the vehicle used in the offence pending the trial by learned trial Courts. It is, therefore, requested that appropriate directions should be given to the concerned Magistrate/trial Court who is dealing with such questions to hand over such vehicles to its owner or to the person from whom the said vehicles are seized by taking appropriate bond/guarantee/solvent surety for the return of the said vehicles if required by the Court at any point of time.;


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