The High Court of Allahabad has dismissed a criminal writ plea that sought speedy disposal of a bail application which was not filed. Cost of Rupees 10, 000/- (ten thousand) has been imposed along with the dismissal.
The relief claimed was:
“Issue a writ, order or direction in the nature of mandamus directing the court below to consider and dispose of the bail application of the applicant expeditiously if possible on same day in First Information Report dated 29.07.2018, registered as Case Crime no. 0833 of 2018, under Section 363 and 366 IPC, Police Station Tajganj, District Agra.”
On a query made by the Court as to before which court the bail application is pending, for which direction has been sought for speedy disposal, learned counsel for the petitioners states that so far no bail application has been filed.
According to learned counsel for the petitioners, the relief sought in the writ petition was for quashing of the same FIR in respect of which the instant petition has been filed. The said writ petition was dismissed as infructuous.
The matter was being heard by Bench of Hon’ble Justices Ravi Nath Tilhari and Manoj Kumar Gupta.
The Court then ordered:
“In such circumstances, filing of the instant petition, praying for a direction for speedy disposal of the bail application when the petitioners are not in jail, nor any bail application at their behest is pending before any court of law, amounts to gross abuse of the process of law”.