Uttar Pradesh: Man kept in eight-months illegal confinement as his middle name missing from bail order
The jail superintendent kept a man from Uttar Pradesh in illegal confinement for eight months amid a ‘small error’. An error led this man to spend more in prison even after he was granted bail by a court.
The mistake was that his middle name 'Kumar' had not been mentioned in the bail order. The applicant's name in the remand sheet was Vinod Kumar Baruaar, while the court order mentioned his name as Vinod Baruaar. The incident took place in Prayagraj of Uttar Pradesh.
Vinod had filed a bail application before the high court and on April 9. Also, the court directed his release on bail but he was not released as the jail authorities refused to comply with the release order passed in this case because of the discrepancy in the name.
The court came to know about his confinement when he moved an application for name correction. While hearing the application, the court took serious note of his confinement due to small technicality and directed the release of the applicant.
Meanwhile, jail authorities of district jail at Siddharth Nagar in Uttar Pradesh attracted the ire of Allahabad High Court which rebuked the ‘reprehensible conduct’ of the jail superintendent.
The court then summoned the jail superintendent of Siddhartha Nagar district jail and observed: "It is on small technicality that the jail superintendent has flouted the bail order of high court by refusing to release the applicant." The court directed that after complying with the order, the jail superintendent will appear before it and explain why appropriate departmental inquiry may not be recommended against him.
Jail superintendent, Rakesh Singh, appeared before the court and filed an affidavit stating the applicant had been released from the prison on December 8. The court took the affidavit of compliance on record.
(With inputs from IANS)