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Allahabad HC rejects bail plea of Sexagenarian in Bulandshahr illicit liquor death case

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Allahabad, Jul 2 (ILNS) The Allahabad High Court has rejected the bail application of a 66-year-old woman, an accused in the infamous death case of seven people, who died after drinking spurious liquor in Sikandrabad, Bulandshahr.

A Single-Judge Bench of Justice Vivek Agarwal passed this order on June 30, while hearing a Criminal Miscellaneous bail application filed by one Maya Devi alias Mayawati.

The Counsel for the applicant submitted that she has been implicated in a case registered at Police Station Sikandrabad, District Bulandshahr under relevant Sections of IPC and the UP Excise Act.

The petitioner said that her son Kuldeep was impleaded as an accused in the FIR and he was charged with manufacturing and supplying of spurious liquor.

According to the petition, police inquired the Sexagenarian about the whereabouts of Kuldeep on January 9 and when she refused, on January 10, a false recovery of some quarters of liquor was shown from her possession and she was taken into custody.

Mayawati’s Counsel submitted that if she was forced to undergo incarceration because of the acts of her son, from whom recovery was made a day earlier, then on the basis of such frivolous recovery, she will be not only tortured, but also incarcerated for no fault of hers.

Additional Advocate General submitted that the charge sheet has been filed. In the FSL report, methyl alcohol was found mixed with ethyl alcohol, rendering it unfit for consumption of human beings.

It was submitted that at least seven persons died because of consumption of such spurious liquor. It was also submitted that recovery from the possession of the applicant was not casual, but reflected that whole family was involved in the business of illicit trade.

It was further contended that Kuldeep was not arrested from his house and recovery was made from the possession of Kuldeep and not from the house, in which the present applicant is staying.

“After hearing Counsel for parties and going through the record, it is true that applicant’s name is not mentioned in the FIR, but it is also true that recovery of spurious liquor has been made from the possession of the applicant, which was found to be poisonous.

Provisions contained in Section 272 IPC, as are application to the State of UP, provide for imprisonment for life and therefore, in such a matter, where admittedly spurious liquor has caused seven deaths and injury of health to several others, it is not a fit case to enlarge the applicant on bail at this stage”, the Court said. ILNS/AP/RJ

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