Delhi

Court grants bail to accused in case of attempted robbery

Allegations against him are merely based on disclosure statements of other accused, observes court

A Delhi court has granted bail to a man accused of conspiring an attempted robbery of a vehicle carrying ₹4.2 crore cash in east Delhi in October, noting that the allegations against him were merely based on disclosure statements of the other accused.

A 50-year-old security guard of the cash van was killed after the accused allegedly opened fire at the vehicle in an attempt to rob it near the DND toll plaza in Mayur Vihar.

Special Judge Pulastya Pramachala granted relief to accused Parvesh on a personal bond of ₹30,000, while imposing various conditions on him.

The court said that the accused will not leave the country without its prior permission, or intimate in case of emergency, and that he will not try to influence the witnesses in the case.

The court took note of the submissions made by advocate Vijay Aggarwal, appearing for the accused, that the police lacked evidence against his client.

“In the present case, I find that allegations against the applicant are merely based on disclosure statements of either applicant or co-accused persons...,” the court noted.

“Applicant is alleged to be one of the conspirators and such allegations require strict test of trial. Call detail records in themselves cannot be sufficient evidence to say that applicant was conspirator,” the judge said in the December 11 order.

According to the FIR, on October 8, the accused had tried to rob a cash van in Mayur Vihar using arms. Later, the police had arrested some of the accused persons in the case and on their disclosure statement, Parvesh was arrested. He had told the court that he was innocent and falsely implicated.

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