Pataudi moves High Court for anticipatory bail

Published: Monday, June 13, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
Share this on your social network:
   Facebook Twitter Google+    Comments Mail

Chandigarh:Former Indian captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and one of his co-accused, Shashi Singh, in the black buck hunting case today moved the Punjab and Haryana High court seeking anticipatory bail.

Their applications will come up for hearing tomorrow, Pataudi's counsel, Anand Chibber said.

The anticipatory bail application of Shashi Singh was rejected by a lower court in Jhajjar last week, which had asked him to approach the designated environment court in Faridabad.

Pataudi and seven others have been booked under various sections of Wildlife Protection Act for allegedly hunting an endangered black buck near a wildlife sanctuary in Jhajjar town earlier this month. If found guilty they face a jail term of seven years and a fine of Rs 25,000.

Meanwhile, a court in Jhajjar today granted bail to Madan Singh of Aurangpur village who was one of the eight accused apprehended by Haryana police in this case.

Police sources said attempts were on to nab Pataudi and others in this case.

An FIR was registered against the accused and the Haryana police had seized the Gypsy vehicle in which the carcasses of the black buck and two rabbits, a rifle, a gun and some live cartridges were allegedly found near a wildlife sanctuary.

Write Comments