“Take your freedom from the cage you are in”: A Delhi Court Granted Bail in a Poetic Style

A Sessions Court in Delhi granted Bail in a poetic style.

A Sessions Court in Delhi, while granting bail to a person, who was accused of rioting and attempt to commit murder in the Delhi Riots in February 2020, take on a poetic style to record its findings. Composed by ASJ Amitabh Rawat, the poem records the facts of the case and the reasons concerning why a case for bail is made out.

“Take your freedom from the cage you are in;

Till the trial is over, the state is reigned in.

The State proclaims; to have the cake and eat it too;

The Court comes calling; before the cake is eaten, bake it too.”

Brief Facts of the Case

  • The victim, Rahul, had suffered a gunshot injury. The injured Rahul gave a fake address in his MLC and is untraceable even before the police could record his statement.
  •  The present accused/ petitioner Babu, with a bad antecedent history, was arrested on 08.04.2020 for the present offence of 25.02.2020 on the basis of a purported identification by Ct. Satish who is claimed to have been posted at Maujpur Red Light.
  • The petitioner claimed parity in as much as Imran who was arrested earlier on the strength of the statement of Ct. Satish recorded on 08.04.2020, was granted bail by this court earlier.
  • As such, apart from the identification by Ct. Satish as the applicant being involved in rioting at near Maujpur Red Light towards Jafrabad on 25.02.2020, there is nothing much that has been brought on record. 

On examining the facts of the case, ASJ Rawat was of the opinion that the Petitioner herein stands on even a better footing than Imran who is already enlarged on bail, and hence, the application has merits.

ASJ Rawat put his opinion in a different way and granted Bail in a poetic style: the Judge wrote:

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“Babu pleading for his bail;

State opposing tooth and nail.

Summers bygone, winters have arrived;

But crime you did, and Rahul cried.

I am not the one, I am not the one;

Too grave the charge, don’t pretend.

Whom did I attack, where is he;

Oh! That we know, in the trial we will see.

You say I have said & I deny from the first blush;

Rahul may be gone yet Satish said.

Didn’t we say; don’t rush;

Let me go, let me go, even Imran is on bail.

Even then, even then;

it wouldn’t be a smooth sail.

Stop! Stop! Stop! Stop;

I have heard, heard a lot.

Mind is clear, with claims tall;

Its my time to take a call.

Babu has a sordid past;

proof is scant, which may not last.

His omnipotence can’t be assumed;

Peril to vanished Rahul, is legally fumed.

Take your freedom from the cage you are in;

Till the trial is over, the state is reigned in.

The State proclaims; to have the cake and eat it too;

The Court comes calling; before the cake is eaten, bake it too.

The Court thus granted bail to the Petitioner, upon furnishing of personal bond in the sum of Rs. 10,000/- with one local surety. He is also restrained from leaving the jurisdiction of NCT, Delhi without prior permission of the Court.

Case Name: State Vs. Babu, Bail Application No. 1623­2020

Also Read: Interim Orders In Writ Petitions Challenging SARFAESI Proceeding, Generally Not Be Passed Without Hearing The Secured Creditor

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