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JAMMU: In a criminal appeal filed by three convicts challenging life-imprisonment awarded by Trial court in much publicized Deputy AG Ajit Dogra murder case, a Division Bench of Jammu & Kashmir High Court comprising Justice Tashi Rabstan and Justice Javed Iqbal Wani, dismissed bail applications and declined to suspend the sentence.According to prosecution case, on January 10, 2008, while Shiv Dev Singh S.I along with other Police personnel, was on patrolling duty in Muthi area, a person namely Manga Ram, son of Kirpa Ram, resident of Udheywalla (PW-1) lodged a verbal report regarding attack on one Ajit Singh Dogra (the then Deputy Advocate General), by Vishal Sharma and Vikas Sharma, sons of Krishan Kumar, Rohit Kumar son of Ranjit Kumar, Labha Ram son of Karam Chand, Ashok Kumar son of Banarsi Dass and three others. During the investigation, it was established that accused Vishal Sharma, Labha Ram alias Sanjay, Ashok Kumar alias Shoka were jointly doing business of property. They had sold land of Haqiqat Raj, son of Munshi Ram, resident of Udheywalla after preparing fake sale deeds. Aggrieved by same, Ajit Singh Dogra, Deputy Advocate General had filed a case against them in the Court. So, they hatched a criminal conspiracy to eliminate Ajit Singh Dogra. They also hatched conspiracy with Gourav Sharma, Amrish Khajuria alias Max, Raj Kumar alias Raju (deceased now) and Mohan Singh alias Mohna for eliminating the deceased on August 10, 2008. Trial Court, while concluding judgment observed that convict Vishal Sharma is sentenced to life imprisonment and fine of Rs 10,000 for commission of offence punishable under Section 302 of RPC simple imprisonment for one month and fine of Rs 500 for offence under Section 341 of RPC. Six months simple imprisonment and fine of Rs 2,000 for offence punishable under Section 30 Arms Act, convict Ashok Kumar is sentence to life imprisonment and fine of Rs 10,000 for commission of offence punishable under Section 302 of RPC simple imprisonment for a month and fine of Rs 500 for offence under Section 341 of RPC, whereas convict Amrish Khajuria is sentenced to life imprisonment and fine of Rs 10,000 for commission of offence punishable under Section 302 of RPC, simple imprisonment for a month and fine of Rs 500 for offence under Section of 341 of RPC, two-month simple imprisonment and fine of Rs 2,000 for offence punishable under Section 4/25 of Arms Act.Division Bench after hearing AAG Aseem Sawhney appearing for UT administration, observed that appeals of the applicants herein have been filed in year 2020-2021 itself and period of five years has not yet elapsed. As such, the applicants cannot be held entitled to concession of bail at this stage. Even otherwise also assuming the aforesaid period of five years was over, yet bail could not be granted to applicants as a matter of course by this court during the pendency of their appeals in view of ratio laid down by Apex court in ‘Preet Pal Singh’s and Masood Ali Khan’s’ cases supra. Viewed thus, what has been observed, considered and analyzed hereinabove, the applicants in peculiar facts and circumstances of case are not held entitled to suspension of sentence and consequent grant of concession of bail during pendency of their respective appeals as such, applications in hand merit dismissal and are accordingly dismissed, the DB ordered.
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