IH Syed, former assistant solicitor basic, granted anticipatory bail by Gujarat HC in assault-cum-wrongful confinement case | Ahmedabad Information

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AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat excessive court docket, on Wednesday, granted anticipatory bail to senior advocate and former assistant solicitor basic IH Syed in reference to allegations of assault, wrongful confinement of a businessman in Pethapur in Gandhinagar district final month.
Syed was booked together with six others after one Viral Shah lodged an FIR on Might 15 complaining that he was assaulted and threatened and compelled to signal an settlement accepting legal responsibility of Rs 20 crore to pay to a few of the accused individuals together with his former enterprise associate.
Shah was an accused in an FIR registered earlier in December 2021 with regard to a enterprise dispute of Rs 142 crore.
The primary FIR was quashed after a settlement.
Justice Nikhil Kariel brushed apart intense arguments made by the state authorities towards any reduction for the lawyer.
The decide made an remark that the FIR and additional assertion made by complainant within the case didn’t reveal any particular function of Syed besides his presence on the scene of alleged offence.
The court docket stated that it is a match case to grant anticipatory bail as a result of “the scales of justice tilt in favour of the applicant”.
Past his presence within the assembly, there may be nothing to indicate his energetic involvement within the incident of administering menace and coercing the complainant, Viral Shah, to signal the settlement accepting legal responsibility to pay debt.
The excessive court docket rejected the state authorities’s competition that former chief minister Shankersinh Vaghela, at whose residence the alleged incident had taken place on Might 14, wrote to the current chief minister on the behest of Syed and tried to affect the probe.
The court docket additionally famous that the state authorities stretched the case to the primary FIR solely to color the case as extra critical, however the lawyer has nothing to do with the primary FIR, which has been already quashed.
Whereas granting authorized safety towards arrest to the senior advocate, the HC stated that the fabric positioned by the prosecution doesn’t replicate fee of any offence by the lawyer besides of remaining current within the assembly.
It doesn’t justify custodial interrogation, and any arrest would possibly trigger humiliation to him as a senior advocate and his apprehension of arrest shouldn’t be unjustified.
The court docket additionally stated that there isn’t a materials towards him “definitely worth the title” to justify allegations and subsequently it is a match case to remain the investigator from arresting him.
The court docket has requested advocate Syed to seem earlier than the investigator for the aim of investigation on June 14.
Final week, the excessive court docket dismissed Syed’s plea for quashing the FIR.

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