MUMBAI: The Bombay Excessive Courtroom has granted pre-arrest bail to a councillor of the Pen Municipal Council, accused of making an attempt to assault and intimidate the chief officer of the civic physique, after he tendered an apology.
Justice Sandeep Shinde final week granted anticipatory bail to councillor Anirudh Patil within the case lodged in opposition to him at Pen police station in Maharashtra’s Raigad district below IPC Sections 353 (assault or prison pressure to discourage a public servant from discharging their responsibility) and 506 (prison intimidation).
As per the prosecution, on October 16, throughout a gathering of the Pen Municipal Council’s standing committee, an argument broke out between the accused and the complainant, Ranjana Dive, over the difficulty of non-issuance of discover to an individual who had carried out unlawful development in Pen.
Patil allegedly raised his voice in opposition to the complainant and likewise tried to assault her on two events.
Resulting from this, the complainant needed to depart the assembly mid-way, as per the prosecution.
Justice Shinde stated, “Upon studying the grievance, it not solely means that the applicant (Patil) humiliated the chief officer (complainant) who was on the helm of affairs of the native authority, however by his gestures and disgraceful conduct deterred the chief officer from discharging her duties.
” Patil’s counsel Shirish Gupte instructed the courtroom that the incident was unintentional, and was a results of misunderstanding because of the concern of unlawful constructions affecting residents of Pen.
Gupte additionally submitted to the courtroom Patil’s written apology to the complainant.
The HC took notice of the apology and granted pre-arrest bail to Patil on a bond of Rs 25,000.
The courtroom directed him to seem earlier than the police station involved and cooperate with the investigation into the case.