In a rare judgment,a sessions judge granted an anticipatory bail to two accused booked under the Prevention of Atrocities Act,1989.
Sessions judge B M Sardeshpande granted bail to Eknath Beldare and Rajendra Beldare,both resident of Ambegaon,after furnishing a security of Rs 50,000 each and on the condition that the duo will help the police in investigation.
Generally a court cannot grant anticipatory bail to accused arrested under Section 18 of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act,1989. Uttam Genu Vanshiv had lodged a complaint against the accused with Bharati Vidyapeeth police on May 19 this year,alleging that the two had tried to grab his land by pressuring him and using fake documents.
Advocate N D Patil who represented Beldare brothers said,Though theres a specific bar in granting anticipatory bail in cases registered under the Act,we cited a few recent judgments by the high court to convince the court.