Murder of 10-year old child
HC set-aside order of trial Court regarding rejection of bail
JAMMU: In the much publicised case of kidnapping and murder for ransom of 10- year- old Shalin Gupta, State High Court on Thursday set-aside the order of Trial Court regarding dismissal of bail application of Gagandeep Singh and Darvinder Pal Singh. Justice Janak Raj Kotwal observed that the petitioners are entitled to benefit under the J and K Juvenile Justice (care and Protection of Children) Act 2013 and are entitled to be released on bail under Section 13 of the Act of 2013, provided there is no other reason for not releasing the duo.
According to the police case, Naresh Kumar, resident of Nai Basti filed a complaint on 11th June, 2010 submitting that his son Shalin aged about 10 years had gone to Video Shop in Sabzi Mandi area of Nai Basti but did not returned back. After investigation in the case, the accused Darvinder Pal Singh, resident of Nai Basti and Gagandeep Singh, resident of Gole Gujral were apprehended who later confessed their involvement in the kidnapping and murder of diseased Shalin Gupta.
Justice Janak Raj Kotwal after hearing Advocate Anmol Sharma appearing for the petitioners and senior AAG Gagan Basotra appearing for the state, set-aside the impugned order with the direction to trial Court to pass fresh order in the said application in terms of Section 13 of the Act of 2013. JNF