High Court Grants Bail to Acid Attack accused on a bond of 50K

On Monday, the Kerala High Court granted bail to a person accused of acid attack.

Background:

The petitioner, Bineesh Philip, was held under sections 326(A) and 307 of IPC for pouring acid on his wife. The incident occurred while she was walking to her place of employment, upon which she received serious injuries.

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Submissions:

The counsel for the petitioner put forth that Philip has been in custody since October start and that this was a second bail application. Through the first application, the court was not inclined to grant bail. He further stated the willingness of the petitioner to abide by any conditions if bail was granted to him.

On the other hand, the respondent counsel stated that the offence committed is grave and there are chances that the petitioner will repeat the same type of offences.

Decision of the Court:

The Hon’ble Judge P.V. Kunhikrishnan allowed the bail application stating the following:

  • The final investigation report had been filed in the court on the 7th of December.
  • The bail was not granted in the first application as the investigation was still in process.
  • The petitioner was not allowed to enter the jurisdictional limit of the concerned police station until the case of the victim was examined by the appropriate court.
  • A bond of Rs.50, 000 was to be executed along with two sureties.

Bail Application No. 8239 of 2020 (Bineesh Philip vs State of Kerala)

Story by Sai Kulkarni

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