Karan Singh v. Jagath Devaiah M M

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Karan Singh v. Jagath Devaiah M M

Karan Singh v. Jagath Devaiah M M
In the High Court of Karnataka
Crl. P. 1956/2020
Before Justice N K Sudhindrarao
Decided on July 03, 2020

Relevancy of the case: Bail application in an OLX fraud case

Statutes and Provisions Involved

  • The Information Technology Act, 2000 (Section 66C, 66D)
  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860 (Section 419, 420)
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (Section 439)

Relevant Facts of the Case

  • The complainant listed an advertisement on OLX to sell furniture. He was contacted by Rahul Sharma, who showed interest in buying the furniture. 
  • Rahul Sharma then sent a QR code to the complainant, and the latter was asked to scan the QR code via PayTM and PhonePay. 
  • On multiple scanning, the complainant lost Rs. 84,000/- from his bank account. Thereafter, he lodged a complaint with the police.   
  • The said complaint was filed and the petitioner was remanded to judicial custody. 
  • The petitioner had previously made an application for grant of bail before the LXIX Additional C.C. and Sessions Judge, Bengaluru which was dismissed.
  • The present petition is filed for the grant of bail in the above-mentioned case. 

Opinion of the Bench

  • The Court observed that considering the non-filing of the final report and the stay of the petitioner in judicial custody, it is just and proper to release the petitioner on bail. 

Final Decision

  • Petition allowed.
  • Bail granted.

This case summary has been prepared by Shrawani Mohani, an undergraduate student at ILS Law College, Pune, during her internship with The Cyber Blog India in January/February 2021.