scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Thursday, April 22, 2021

Delhi: Smuggler allowed to travel, judge order under scrutiny

It has also ordered that the information regarding concealment of facts and conduct of lawyers in the case be sent to the Bar Council of India.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: March 13, 2021 1:38:45 am
Delhi HCThe Delhi High Court (file)

Criticising a Chief Judicial Magistrate (CMM) for granting permission to travel home to a Kazakhstan resident, who is facing charges of gold smuggling, without ascertaining the complete facts, the Delhi High Court has referred the matter to its Inspecting Committee of Judges. It has also ordered that the information regarding concealment of facts and conduct of lawyers in the case be sent to the Bar Council of India.

“The matter be also placed before the Inspecting Committee of Judges of this Court qua the learned Trial Court in relation to the virtual non application of mind in the instant case and disregard to the hierarchy of Courts,” Justice Anu Malhotra said in an order.

The order has been passed by the court in a petition filed by Air Customs against the grant of permission to the foreigner Begaim Akynova to travel abroad. The court also noted that the application filed before CMM did not mention the decline of a prayer to High Court in August 2020 to travel abroad. It said the omission seemed “apparently deliberate” and cannot be overlooked.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Delhi News, download Indian Express App.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
x