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Vinod Kumar Singh vs The State Of Bihar on 27 April, 2011

Patna High Court – Orders
Vinod Kumar Singh vs The State Of Bihar on 27 April, 2011
             IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT PATNA
                       Cr.Misc. No.11666 of 2011
                         VINOD KUMAR SINGH
                                 Versus
                         THE STATE OF BIHAR
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02. 27.04.2011 Petitioner is apprehending his arrest in a case

registered under Sections 109, 120B of the I.P.C. Section

13(I) (d) (II) read with Section 13(2) of the Prevention of

Corruption Act and Section 135 and 138 of the Electricity

Act.

The accusation is of illegal consumption of

electricity by tampering the meter by the owner and the

tenant in the shop of Imam Shopping Centre. The

accusation against this petitioner is that being Assistant

Engineer in the Electricity Board he was in league with

the consumers making illegal consumption of the

electricity.

It is submitted by learned counsel for the

petitioner that petitioner reported about the illegal

consumption and when the show cause was asked by the

vigilance, petitioner submitted his show cause. Moreover

for the theft of electricity, vigilance is not empowered to

lodge the case which is a well settled law.

Learned counsel for the vigilance submits that

officials of the Electricity Board are equally responsible

for illegal electricity consumption.

Considering the fact that the thrust of accusation
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is against the consumers, let the petitioner namely Vinod

Kumar Singh, in the event of his arrest or surrender

before the Court below within a period of 12 weeks from

today, be released on anticipatory bail on furnishing bail

bond of Rs. 10,000/-(ten thousand) with two sureties of

the like amount each to the satisfaction of Special Judge,

Vigilance, 1st, Patna in connection with Special Case No.

43 of 2006 arising out of Vigilance P.S. Case No. 49 of

2006.

Shageer                               ( Dinesh Kumar Singh, J)
 

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