Misappropriation of funds from a revered location like a gurudwara affects people’s feelings : Punjab and Haryana High Court

When denying anticipatory bail to those accused of stealing money from the Gurudwara Singh Sabha in Hisar (Sarjeet Singh @ Surjeet Singh and others v. State of Haryana), the Punjab and Haryana High Court noted that a Gurudwara is a revered place and that the misappropriation of its funds could hurt public sentiments.

Given the seriousness of the charges against the defendants, Justice Harnaresh Singh Gill believed that their release would set a poor example and encourage fraud.

They had been charged with fraud and related offences under Sections 420, 406, and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

This news is written by Ms. Amrita Singh, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.

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