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[COVID-19 Lockdown] Jharkhand High Court grants bail on the condition to pay Rs 35,000 to PM CARES fund, download Aarogya Setu app

The six petitioners convicted under the Railways Act had told the Court that they were willing to abide by any condition imposed for the grant of bail, including the payment of Rs 35,000 each to the PM CARES fund.

Aishwarya Iyer

The Jharkhand High Court recently granted bail to six persons convicted under the Railways Act, provided that they show proof of having paid Rs 35,000 to the Prime Minister’s Citizens Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) fund set up as a special measure to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inter alia, the petitioners have also been directed to download the ‘Aarogya Settu App’ immediately after being released from custody.

A order was passed on Thursday by a Single Judge Bench of Justice Anubha Rawat Choudhary, who directed that the petitioners be enlarged on bail upon furnishing personal bond to the satisfaction of the concerned Trial Court, considering the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the hearing, the Court was told that the petitioners were willing to abide by any condition imposed for the grant of bail, including the deposit Rs. 35,000 each in the PM CARES fund.

Accordingly, the Judge allowed the grant of bail, subject to the compliance of the following additional conditions:

  • The petitioners shall show proof of payment of Rs. 35,000/-(Thirty Five thousand) each in the ‘Prime Minister’s Citizens Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations(PM CARES) Fund’ before the learned court below prior to their release.

  • The petitioners shall download the ‘Aarogya Settu App’ immediately after being released from custody and shall abide by the directions of the Central Government as well as State Government issued in connection with containment of Covid-19 pandemic

  • The petitioners will submit self attested copy of their Aadhar Card and also give their mobile number before the learned court below, which they will not change during the pendency of the case or without prior permission of the Court.

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