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HC rejects bail for accused in ragging case
SHIMLA, JUL 28 (Agencies):
Published on 28 Jul. 2010 11:55 PM IST
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Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday set aside the order passed fast track court at Dharamsala in which bail was granted to all four accused involved in Aman Kachroo ragging case. While dismissing their bail, court observed that bail can not be granted to the accused at this stage.
According to Times Now Network. The court has also directed all the accused to surrender before trial court at Dharamsala on Thursday. In his elaborate judgement Justice D D Sood also directed to conduct day to day trial of the case. Justice Sood also made it clear that no unnecessary adjournment should be allowed during the trial.
The orders have come following the suo moto cognizance taken by the Himachal Pradesh High Court on July 22. When the judgement was pronounced at 10.25 am in jampacked courtroom, parents of all four accused were present there.
Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday had reserved its judgment in the Aman Kachroo ragging case. The judgment was reserved by Justice D D Sood after hearing the arguments of both the parties.
During the hearing, the issue whether the High Court’s decision to take up the matter suo moto was judicially sustainable also cropped up as the counsels for the four accused spoke at length on the matter and gave many citations of the Supreme Court and the High Courts of various states, including Himachal Pradesh in this regard.
It may be recalled that the first year student of the Tanda Medical College, Aman Kachroo, had succumbed to his injuries allegedly received while being ragged in March last year. The four accused, after spending almost 16 months in jail were granted bail by a fast track court of Kangra on July 17.
The Himachal Pradesh High Court had suo moto taken cognizance of the bail being granted and had issued notices to the state government and the four accused through Kangra S P Atul Kumar Fulzele to remain present in the court on July 24. However, the hearing was postponed on July 24 and was listed for Monday. After hearing both sides judgement was reserved for Thursday.

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