The crime can disrupt the economy of the country: Allahabad HC denies anticipatory bail to person accused of counterfeiting currency notes
The Court termed the crime alleged to have been committed by the applicant as a "crime against society".
The crime can disrupt the economy of the country: Allahabad HC denies anticipatory bail to person accused of counterfeiting currency notes

The Allahabad High Court recently rejected an anticipatory bail application filed by a person accused of counterfeiting currency notes, noting that such a crime can disrupt the economy of the country.

The applicant was charged with offences of counterfeiting mentioned under Sections 489-A, 489-B, 489-C, and 489-D of the Indian Penal Code.

While observing that no case for grant of anticipatory bail was made out, the Bench of Justice Rajeev Misra remarked,

"Perusal of F.I.R. shows that the crime alleged to have been committed by the present applicant is an economic offence, which can disrupt the economy of the country. Therefore, the crime alleged to have been committed by the present applicant along with other co-accused is a crime against society."
Allahabad High Court

Noting that the lawyer appearing for the State of Uttar Pradesh had vehemently opposed the application for anticipatory bail, the Court thus dismissed the same.

[Read the Order]

Sameer Khan v State of UP ABAIL(A)_6413_2020.pdf
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