Meghalaya High Court grants interim bail to two coal miners

The plea for grant of pre-arrest bail was made in connection with the FIR filed on January 22 and registered with the Khliehriat police station.


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The Meghalaya High Court has granted interim bail to two coal miners who were alleged to have been involved in the coal mining accident of East Jaintia Hills district. 

The bail applications filed by Bison Shylla and Tiufill Shadap came up for hearing before the Single bench headed by Justice W Diengdoh on Wednesday.

In its order, the bench has allowed the petitioners to be enlarged on interim bail on condition that they shall not abscond and tamper with evidence and witnesses. It also directed the accused persons to cooperate with the investigation officer (IO) as and when required.

The plea for grant of pre-arrest bail was made in connection with the FIR filed on January 22 and registered with the Khliehriat police station. It was also submitted that the two persons were not involved in the incident.

However, the police came looking for them in connection with the said case for which a reasonable apprehension of being arrested by the police has occurred.

The bench also heard N.D. Chullai AAG who has submitted that he requires some time to seek proper instruction and also to cause the C/D of Khliehriat PS Case No. 07(01)2021 to be produced before this Court.

In view of this, the bench has directed the IO to produce the case diary (CD) on the next date of hearing fixed on February 17, to come to a conclusion as far as the complicity of the petitioners are concerned.

First Published:Feb. 5, 2021, 9:34 a.m.

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