Citizens for Justice and Peace

Anticipatory Bail Application

10, Jan 2006

January 10, 2006

Mehboobbhai Rasoolbhai Chauhan, a victim survivor and all others accused in the FIR along with Shri Rais Khan approached the   Hon’ble Sessions Court, Panchmahals for anticipatory bail and the Hon’ble Court by the judgment and order dtd. 10th January, 2006 was pleased to grant anticipatory bail. In the order, the Ld. Judge was pleased to observe that the said FIR was prima facie filed to pre-empt the order of the Hon’ble High Court and deter the investigating agency being the CBI from investigating the offence pertaining the skeletons. The Godhra Sessions Court had stated that the Lunawada police’s action in registering an FIR was clearly “ a counterblast” to the matters pending before the Gujarat HC. Thereafter, the ‘accused’ in the FIR had approached the police several times, however the police did arrest them and release them on regular bail as is required under the law, deliberately not completing the formalities as required by the order dated 10 th Jan, 2006.  The state police was deliberately keeping a sword hanging over the heads of the victim survivors.


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