Bail of School Bus Driver Accused of Molesting Children Rejected-Allahabad HC

Recently in the Allahabad High Court at Lucknow a Bail Application was filed by an accused Driver of School, who has been booked under POSCO Act

Hon’ble Mr. Justice D.K. Singh of Allahabad High Court has rejected the bail application of the Accused, considering the heinousness of the crime and relationship of accused.

An application under Section 439 Cr.P.C. was filed seeking bail in FIR registered at FIR No.0548 of 2019 under Sections 354(2), 377, 504 IPC, 7/8 POCSO Act, Police Station Bazarkhala, Lucknow.

The accused-applicant was the driver of the school van belonging to Baba Tour and Travels. School Children aged about 5-6 years had complained to their parents about the deeds of the accused-applicant. 

One of the victims aged about 5 years told her mother that the accused-applicant used to show porn videos to the students travelling in the van and when students objected, he would burn them by lighter. He would also touch them inappropriately.

Another victim aged about 6 years in her statement recorded under Section 164 Cr.P.C. before the Magistrate, has stated that the accused-applicant would pass current and then he would force her to lick his private parts. When the victim refused, she was beaten up by him. Not only he alone but two other co-accused used to do the same offences with the victims. One more child aged about 5 years had also stated the same.

Hon’ble Mr. Justice D.K. Singh of Allahabad High Court at Lucknow after considering the heinousness of the offence, tender age of the victims and relationship of the accused-applicant of trust, found that it is not a fit case where the accused-applicant should be allowed to come out from the jail.

In view thereof, the Court did not find any ground to grant any indulgence to the accused-applicant and therefore, the bail application was rejected

Case Details:-

Title:- Nirijesh (Second Bail) vs State of U.P.

Case No.- BAIL No. – 6497 of 2020

Date Of Order:-  22.09.2020

Quorum : Hon’ble Mr. Justice D.K. Singh

Advocates :– Ms. Anita for Applicant and GA for Respondent

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