Bombay HC grants bail to businessman accused of ramming vehicle into constable

Justice RN Laddha granted bail to Akshat Agarwal against a personal bond of Rs 50,000.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Wednesday, June 01, 2022, 11:08 PM IST
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The Goa bench of the Bombay high court has granted bail to a businessman who is accused of ramming his car into a constable on duty who tried to stop him from fleeing after dashing his car into another car.

Justice RN Laddha granted bail to Akshat Agarwal against a personal bond of Rs 50,000.

The HC was hearing a bail plea filed by Agarwal after the sessions court rejected the same on May 18.

An FIR was registered against Agarwal on May 2 at Ponda police station under section 333 of the Indian Penal Code for Voluntarily causing grievous hurt to deter a public servant from his duty.

According to the prosecution, Agarwal, on May 2, was driving his vehicle in a dangerous manner and dashed into another vehicle. He then fled from the spot and started driving towards Usgao. On the way, at Opa road junction he intentionally hit police constable Sagar Patekar in order to prevent Patekar from stopping him and arresting him. After injuring the constable he went further and rammed his vehicle into a tree, said public prosecutor SG Bhobe.

Vijay Aggarwal, advocate for Agarwal contended that the investigation is over, the evidence has been documented and his vehicle has been seized. He is a businessman having roots in the society and there is no question of him fleeing from justice if released on bail. Also, he has no criminal antecedents, added the advocate.

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