PUSHPA BHATT & ANOTHER Vs. STATE OF UTTARAKHAND & ANOTHER
HIGH COURT OF UTTARAKHAND
Pushpa Bhatt And Another
State of Uttarakhand and another
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(1.) Having heard learned Counsel for the accused
applicants and learned AGA for the State, it appears that
the chargesheet has been submitted against the
applicants, who are husband and wife. Both the
applicants are police officials. The matter was investigated
by the police officers of the rank of Deputy Superintendent
of Police, namely, Ms. Aruna Bharti, Circle Officer,
Nainital and thereafter by Mr. R. S. Jayant, Deputy
Superintendent of Police. Subsequently, they have been
chargesheeted for the offences under Section 420, 467,
120B IPC. Charges were, accordingly, framed by the
Chief Judicial Magistrate, Almora on 13.12.2011.
(2.) Feeling aggrieved, accused applicants preferred
revision in the court of Additional Sessions Judge, Almora
which was dismissed on 19.7.2012. Hence, this petition
has been filed by both the police officials.
(3.) In nutshell, the allegation on the accused
applicants is that they made interpolation in the passbook
of Government Provident Fund, which came in their
possession for sometime. Subscription of Mahendra Pal
Singh @ Rs. 500/- per month was being regularly
deducted from his salary and the endorsement of the
same was duly made by the Accountant of the police
department. At some point of time when the said GPF
passbook came in their possession, this amount of Rs.
500/- was enhanced to the tune of Rs. 1500/- per month
by putting the numeral '1' before 500/-. Thereafter money
was also withdrawn from the Government treasury on the
basis of thus enhanced subscription which was done by
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