Punjab: Wedding ceremony ceremony on maintain, lawyer will get bail for consumer | Chandigarh Information

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Punjab: Wedding ceremony on hold, lawyer gets bail for client | Chandigarh News

CHANDIGARH: Impressed with sincerity and dedication of an advocate who was appearing before the court while keeping his wedding ceremony in abeyance to argue his case via video conferencing, the Punjab and Haryana high court granted relief to the lawyer by allowing anticipatory bail to his client.
The court headed by Justice Arun Monga also wished the lawyer a “blissful and happy married life” and even recorded the same in his order.
The judge came to know about the fact that the lawyer arguing the case before him had got married a day before and the morning “vidaai” or “doli” ceremony had been kept on hold as the lawyer opposed the state government’s attempt to seek an adjournment in the case.
The matter had reached before the HC in the wake of a petition seeking anticipatory bail filed by one Angrej Singh, a resident of Bathinda district of Punjab. He was booked in a case related to causing grievous hurt to the complainant and the FIR was registered at Phul police station in Bathinda in May 2019.
Earlier, the petition had come up for hearing on August 18 but was adjourned for October 28 after the state counsel sought time to respond to the matter.
The matter again came up for hearing on October 28, the counsel for the petitioner, advocate Lupil Gupta contended that despite a lapse of one year and five months since the date of registration of the FIR, no challan has been filed and even if the petitioner’s custody was allegedly required, he would, therefore, be entitled to default bail.
On a query of the court about delay in filing of challan, the state counsel again sought an adjournment to get instructions from the police.
It was at this juncture, advocate Gupta objected to the state’s request for another adjournment and explained to the court as to how he has been arguing the case while keeping his marriage ceremony in abeyance. After hearing the matter, Justice Monga observed that given the inordinate delay in filing the challan by the prosecution, it seems to be a fit case for grant of interim anticipatory bail to the petitioner at this stage.