PRAVEEN KUMAR KARNWAL Vs. STATE OF UTTARAKHAND
HIGH COURT OF UTTARAKHAND
Praveen Kumar Karnwal
STATE OF UTTARAKHAND
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(1.) HEARD .
(2.) APPLICANT Praveen Kumar Karnwal, who is in jail in connection with Crime No. 09 of 2011, relating
to offence punishable under Section 7/13 (1) (d) read
with Section 13 (2) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 2
1988, Police Station Vigilance Sector Dehradun, District Dehradun, has sought his release on bail.
The applicant is in jail for last more than six months. Attention of this Court is drawn to the
statement of PW-2 Bhupendra Singh (the star witness
of the case), who has stated before the trial court that
on 11.02.2012, the commission (bribe) was demanded
by two other officers namely Badan Singh and
Upendra Kumar Goyal. It is further stated by him that
the amount was directed to be given by said officers
through the present applicant Praveen Kumar
Karnwal. The present applicant is Assistant Engineer
in Public Woks Department, regarding whom, the
witness has stated that the money was kept on the
table of the present applicant for being handing over
to the aforesaid two officers namely Upendra Kumar
Goyal and Badan Singh. It has been admitted by the
witness that till the vigilance team came in side,
applicant Praveen Kumar Karnwal did not touch the
currency note with his hands.
(3.) IN the above circumstances, without expressing any opinion, as to the final merits of the case, this
Court is of the view that the applicant deserves bail.;
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