Published On : Fri, Feb 19th, 2016

HC rejects anticipatory bail plea of accused involved in forging vital documents

Nagpur: The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court on Friday rejected the anticipatory bail application of one of the gang members involved in forging caste certificates, income certificates and other documents. The accused whose bail application has been rejected by the High Court has been identified as Sunil Chandrabhan Rangari. Rangari and his other gang members duped gullible citizens as well as State Government by preparing bogus documents.

According to details, Sunil Rangari and six others had taken a room near Tehsil Office premises on rent. The District Administration received a tip-off that Rangari and others were forging the vital documents. Subsequently, the Nayab Tehsildar Vinay Borkar lodged a complaint with Sadar Police Station. On September 22, 2015, Sadar cops raided the room and seized a number of bogus caste certificates, income certificates, birth certificates, domicile certificates. After the seizure, Rangari and six others were booked under Sections 465, 468, 473, 34 of IPC. Cops suspected the role of a bigger gang involved in forging the important documents and felt the need to arrest the accused. Faced with the prospects of certain arrest, Sunil Rangari and Sandhya Awale had applied for anticipatory bails.

The hearing in the matter was held before Justice Zaka Haq. After hearing all the sides, Justice Haq found prima facie evidence against Sunil Rangari and hence rejected his application. However, Sandhya Awale was granted the anticipatory bail.

Assistant Government Pleader Sanjay Doifode appeared on behalf of State Government.