Out on bail but fearful of cops,he decides to return to jail

Walking out of prison after getting bail may be considered a privilege for most people,but it certainly isn’t one for everyone.

Written by Utkarsh Anand | New Delhi | Published: April 6, 2012 3:26:57 am

Walking out of prison after getting bail may be considered a privilege for most people,but it certainly isn’t one for everyone.

A man accused of robbery startled a Delhi court recently when he said he wanted to go back to jail. So,he pleaded,his bail should be cancelled and he should be sent back to Tihar.

Released almost a month ago,Karan insisted that the court reverses its “favourable” order,which was once sought by him.

Karan,31,claimed he was under threat from some police officers outside the jail,and he feared that they will either kill him or frame him in false cases.

Moving an application before Additional Sessions Judge Raj Paul Singh Teji,Karan said he was “safer in Tihar” and that “he no longer wanted to stay out on bail.”

“My client’s life is in danger. There are serious threats from some police officers of the area concerned,and they are looking for an opportunity to either eliminate him or implicate him in grave cases,” Karan’s counsel told the court.

“Bail was sought so that he could spend time outside the jail with his family,and try to resurrect his life. Not so that he puts at stake whatever little he is left with. In these extraordinary circumstances,the bail order must be recalled… my client should be formally arrested and sent to Tihar in judicial custody,” the counsel said.

Agreeing to hear the application,the court noted that the main thrust of the plea related to “serious” risks to the applicant’s life and liberty,compelling him to seek a cancellation of his bail order.

“Since the applicant/accused has apprehension of his life and he intends to get his bail cancelled,in these circumstances,the bail of applicant Karan alias Chhotu is cancelled. Accused/applicant be taken into custody and remanded for judicial custody,” ordered ASJ Teji,while disposing of his application.

Karan,along with three others,is facing trial in the four-year-old case on the charges of robbery,causing hurt and criminal intimidation. Besides this,Karan also has some other cases registered against him at Karawal Nagar,Jagat Puri and Saket police stations.

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