Recently, The Allahabad HC granted bail to the accused convicted of cyber cheating.
The bench of Justice Siddharth was dealing with the bail application of the accused under sections 419, 420, 467, 468, 471, 120-B IPC and sections 66/60C and 43 of the Information Technology Act.
In this case, the informant lodged an FIR alleging that on 27th of June, 2021 a message came on the mobile phone of the informant that his Airtel sim card will get expired and hence he should link it to KYC.
Again call came and direction was given to download an application from Google. Thereafter the informant was directed to deposit ₹10. The moment he deposited ₹ 10. The moment he deposited ₹ 10, the entire amount of ₹ 2,12,967/- got debited from his account.
The applicant was arrested along with another co-accused. The applicant and co-accused were compelled to confess to the cyber cheating. The aforesaid arrest was made with regard to Case crime No. 30 of 2021, under sections 419, 420, 467, 468, 471, 120-B IPC and sections 66/60C and 43 of the Information Technology Act.
High Court after considering the nature of the offence, the complicity of the accused, the uncertainty regarding the conclusion of the trial, a one-sided investigation by police, considering 5-6 times overcrowding in jails over and above their capacity by the under trials granted bail to the accused.
In view of the above, the bench allowed the bail application.
Case Title: Pramod Kumar Madal Alias Pramod Mandal v. State of U.P.
Bench: Justice Siddharth
Case No.: CRIMINAL MISC. BAIL APPLICATION No. – 59966 of 2022
Counsel for the applicant: Prateek Sinha