The accused Sudhir gulati is admitted to bail on furnishing bail bond in the sum of Rs. 1 Lac with one surety of like amount subject to the conditions that he shall join the investigation / inquiry on summons / intimation issued by the investigating officer and shall not leave the country without permission of the court.
Section 132 of the CGST Act, 2017— Bail -- The applicant moved bail application. The applicant counsel submitted that he is about 62 years and had undergone heart bypass surgery and is suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure. Co-accused who were earlier arrested on 07.03.2020 were enlarged on regular bail vide order dated 23.03.2020. He has been in custody since 21.09.2020 and has been interrogated by the officers of DGGI. The entire evidence in the present case is based on documents and he undertook to join investigation as and when directed. The respondent counsel submitted that the case requires further investigation and recovery of documents/ evidences. The applicant was not cooperating with the investigation, giving evasive replies and lying before the officers. The court observed that the applicant has joined the investigation and has further been examined while in judicial custody since 21.09.2020. The investigation of DGGI will take considerable time and it is highly unlikely that complaint will be filed soon as the adjudication proceedings are yet to commence.
Held that:-The Hon’ble High Court admitted bail on furnishing bail bond in the sum of Rupees One Lakh with one surety of like amount subject to certain conditions.