Bail no licence to commit any number of crimes: Karnataka HC | Bengaluru News – Times of India
Karnataka high court
BENGALURU: Bail is not a licence for committing any number of crimes, the high court observed while dealing with a petition filed by a foreign national.
The court, however, granted bail to Aluka Sandra Orewa alias Benny, considering that she’s a woman, her passport and visa have been seized, instruments and devices have been recovered from her and it can’t be said that she won’t be available for trial.
“Though bail is related to the liberty of a person, misuse of liberty is not justifiable. And crimes which are not targeted against an individual, but perpetrated against society must be viewed quite differently,” Justice Sreenivas Harish Kumar observed.
Benny was told to furnish a bail bond for Rs 1 lakh with two sureties for like sum, and mark her attendance before Yelahanka police station every Sunday between 9am and Noon, till the conclusion of trial.
The judge directed her to furnish her address proof and mobile telephone numbers (if more than one) to the trial court. In case she changes her residence, the new address has to be submitted in court. She should retain the same mobile number till the conclusion of trial and assure police of the same when she goes to mark her attendance.
Benny is accused of using a skimming device to duplicate a debit card and withdraw Rs 90,000 from the bank account of a woman from Ramanagara. Pavithra D, the complainant, had alleged that between 9.58pm and 10.05pm on February 24, she received messages on her mobile that Rs 10,000 each was withdrawn nine times from her account. Benny and two others were arrested by Ramanagara CEN police.