PHULA SINGH v. STATE OF H.P.
CRIMINAL APPEAL NO.2271 of 2011
Judgement on March 3, 2014.
An appeal has been filed against the judgment passed by the High Court of Himachal Pradesh at Shimla in Criminal Appeal No.358 of 2009 dated 24.8.2011/7.9.2011 and order dated 19.2.2009, passed by Ld. Special Judge, Hamirpur in Corruption Case No.1 of 2008 acquitting the appellant from the Charges of corruption. The appellant was working as Kanungo of the particular area and one Vakil Chand filed a complaint against the father of the complainant that he encroached upon the land thus, asked for demarcation. The appellant investigated the matter and found that one and half kanals of the land of Vikil Chand had been encroached upon by the complainant’s father. The complainant raised the objection about this demarcation and at that time the appellant met the complainant at village Kheri and demanded “Chai Pani” to cancel the demarcation report. The complainant Prabhat Chand lodged an FIR with the Police Station of State Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Department, Hamirpur alleging demand of bribe by the appellant. The appeal is dismissed by Supreme Court. The appellant has been enlarged on bail. The bail bonds are cancelled. He must surrender before the Ld. Special Judge, Hamirpur, Shimla within a period of four weeks, failing which the said Court shall secure his presence and send him to jail to serve the remaining part of the sentence...read more