“Since… the petitioner was working in a disciplined force, even then he has committed such crime, this court is of the view that the petitioner does not deserve the concession of regular bail,” observed Justice Harnaresh Singh Gill while dismissing the bail plea of Rahul, a BSF constable.
On November 25, 2019, Rahuk and his wife Anu, both residents of Gangana village, had allegedly stabbed Shivani, a teacher in a trust-run group of institutes in Rohtak, to death on the Rohtak bypass road of Gohana. She was allegedly friendly with Rahul, and the latter wanted to end it as Anu objected to their friendship. He has been behind bars since then.
In his plea for bail, Rahul argued that he was not named in the FIR and has been implicated in the present case on the statement of one Sumer Singh, before whom the petitioner had allegedly made the extra-judicial confession. His counsel contended that the complainant has already been examined but some of the prosecution witnesses are yet to be examined. He said Anu has been granted the concession of regular bail by a coordinate bench of this court vide order dated December 23, 2020, and that out of 29 prosecution witnesses, only 15 have been examined so far.
Opposing the bail plea, the state government’s counsel submitted that the petitioner had an extramarital affair with Shivani, and that he had murdered her. In case the petitioner is given bail, he will either tamper with the evidence or win over the witnesses.