The Allahabad High Court granted bail on Monday (02nd November) to a person accused of making objectionable remarks against the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and other public representatives on the condition that he will not use social media for a period of two years or till the conclusion of the trial before the Trial Court, whichever is earlier.
The instant bail application has been filed on behalf of the applicant, Akhilanand Rao, with a prayer to release him on bail in Case Crime No. 500 of 2020, under Sections 419, 420, 120B IPC 66D of I.T Act, Police Station Kotwali, District- Deoria during pendency of trial. There is allegation that applicant has made objectionable remarks against the Chief Minister of the State and other public representatives. The first information report has been lodged by the police. It is also alleged that he has falsely shown his status and tried to obtain undue advantages.
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Having considered the material on record, larger mandate of the Article 21 of the Constitution of India and the dictum of Apex Court in the case of Dataram Singh Vs. State of U.P. and another, reported in (2018) 3 SCC 22 and without expressing any opinion on the merits of the case, let the applicant involved in the aforesaid crime be released on bail on his furnishing a personal bond and two sureties each in the like amount to the satisfaction of the court concerned with the few conditions stressing more on that he would not use social media while being enlarged on bail till the conclusion of the trial.