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Section 406 PPC Anticipatory Bail PLJ 2020 CrC Note 25

PLJ 2020 CrC (Note) 25 Section 406 PPC Anticipatory Bail

PLJ 2020 CrC (Note) 25 Section 406 PPc Anticipatory Bail, Criminal Procedure Code, 1898 (V of 1898)—Section 498 PPC–Pakistan Penal Code, (XLV of 1860), S. 406–Anticipatory bail, confirmed–Allegation of–Misappropriated sugar–FIR in this matter has been got recorded after a delay of 21 months–Though an attempt has been made by the complainant to explain the delay but not a single word has been stated in this regard rather that facts have been stated in routine which prima facie is not sufficient to explain the delay–Such a delay in lodging the FIR caused serious doubt about the veracity of prosecution version–Offence in which the petitioner is charged does not attract the prohibitory provision of Section 497 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1898–Application for anticipatory bail is allowed and order granting ad-interim anticipatory bail is confirmed.

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