G. SELVAKUMAR Vs. THE STATE OF TAMIL NADU AND ORS.
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
The State Of Tamil Nadu And Ors.
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(1.)The petitioner was arrested on 21.12.2019 for offences punishable under Section 406, 420, 294(b),
506(1) and 120B of the Indian Penal Code. The petitioner filed an application for bail which was
dismissed on 22.01.2020. When the second bail
application was taken up, the petitioner requested for
an interim bail by stating that he will settle the
dispute relating to payment of money once he is
released. By the impugned order, the High Court
dismissed the application filed for bail on the ground
that the petitioner did not abide by the undertaking
given by him to settle the matter and has submitted that
he is in no position to make any payment. The High
Court refused to even hear the bail application on
(2.)Admittedly, charge-sheet has been filed. The dispute pertains to payment of money by the petitioner
to the complainant. We have been taken through the
order dated 18.02.2020 which recorded the submission
made on behalf of the petitioner that the petitioner
would present a definite picture if he is released on
bail. In any event, the High Court ought to have heard
the bail application on merits and ought not to have
dismissed the same on the ground that the petitioner has
gone back of the promise made to the High Court on
(3.)Taking note of the facts and circumstances of this case, we do not intend to send back the matter to
the High Court for fresh consideration.
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