Accused Pradeep was granted regular bail by Sessions Judge, Rohini court after Court was of opinion that there is no sufficient evidence found against the accused for c of the deceased who was tenant of the Accused.
Allegedly, the deceased had taken a loan of Rs. 5 Lakhs from the accused landlord in February 2020, which he could not return due to financial difficulties during Covid-19, thereafter he committed suicide.
Advocate Ravi Drall argued for accused that there was dispute in the family of deceased further due to loss in his business he could not return the loan amount at time and suffered depression. Further, Advocate Ravi Drall argued that mere mentioning the name of accused in suicide note does not make him accused ultimately unless there are cogent evidences of instigation against accused person.
Deceased had left a suicide note and a video also explaining after taking the loan from Pradeep, he handed over the documents of his property to him. It further stated that he went to the house of the accused along with his friend, Maniram to return Rs 5.50 lakhs which were refused by him. He asked for Rs 9 lakhs alongside making his “life miserable,” “threatening him” and “abusing him.” He was fed up of the same and chose to end his life.
However, on an investigation nothing incriminating could be found about the accused and his involvement in the matter. The documents of the property which were stated by the Deceased in his suicide note had already been executed in the name of the applicant. Along with this, Accused’s lawyer submitted that he was innocent and his chances of recovering the money would be finished if he actually intended to abet the suicide of the Deceased.
Court stated that the accused being the sole earner of a family comprising his children, wife and parents has no prior involvement in any criminal acts. There were strong grounds to grant bail to him.
However, the bail was opposed by APP. AB Asthana who stated that the investigation was at an initial stage and the police was not conducting a fair investigation by properly checking the nearby CCTV cameras. The Investigation Officer justified doing the same and that he also investigated the neighbours of the Deceased along Maniram under Sec 161 CrP.C. None of these people deposed that the applicant had instigated or threatened the Deceased in their presence, let alone abetting him to commit suicide.
Advocate Ravi Drall has represented clients in cases related to Anticipatory, regular Bails, Acquittal, Revisions, Appeals, Writs, PIL’s in cases of MCOCA, Cheating, Fraud, Murder, Attempt to murder, Extortion, Dacoity, Sexual Offences, Suicide, Narcotic and Drugs, Revenue and Customs Criminal Cases, Economic Offences, Arms and Weapons, Matrimonial, Domestic Violence, Constitutional Law, Negligence, and have availed favourable decisions from the courts. It is always advisable to seek for the best professional legal advise in case of criminal law as it involves intricate complexities and a small fact lead to an acquittal.