2013 ALL MR (Cri) 3151
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT BOMBAY (NAGPUR BENCH)
M.L. TAHALIYANI, J.
Deepsingh @ Deepaksingh S/O. Avatarsingh @ Attarsingh Bhada Vs. State Of Maharashtra & Ors.
Criminal Writ Petition No.153 of 2013
14th June, 2013
Petitioner Counsel: Mr. MAHESH RAI
Respondent Counsel: Mr NITIN RODE
Bombay Police Act (1951), S.56 - Externment - Validity - Out of eight criminal cases which were basis for passing externment order petitioner was acquitted of all charges in seven cases - Externment cannot be passed on basis of cases pending under Bombay Prohibition Act - Remaining two cases one u/s.379 Penal Code and one u/s.110 of Cr.P.C., not sufficient to pass externment order - Externment order not sustainable hence liable to be quashed. (Para 5)
4. The externment order is mainly based on eight prohibition cases mentioned in order dated 31st July, 2012. During the course of arguments it was submitted by Mr. Rode that there are 24 cases against the applicant under the Bombay Prohibition Act. Mr. Rai has submitted that the petitioner has been acquitted of all the charges at least in seven cases.
5. At the outset, it may be mentioned here that what is not there in the order cannot be considered. I have to go by what is stated in the order passed by respondent No.2 Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Hinganghat dated 31st July, 2012. As already stated, the order is based on eight offences allegedly committed by the petitioner under the Bombay Prohibition Act. This Court has repeatedly said that the externment order under Section 56 of the Bombay Police Act cannot be passed on the basis of cases pending under the Bombay Prohibition Act. There is one case under Section 379 of the Indian Penal Code and one proceedings (Istagasa) under Section 110 of the Code of Criminal Procedure against the applicant. If one deletes eight cases under the Bombay Prohibition Act, what remains in the chart is one case under Section 379 of the Indian Penal Code and one case under Section 110 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. This, obviously, is not sufficient to pass externment order. Such externment order cannot be sustained. The appeal filed by the petitioner before the Government of Maharashtra has already been dismissed. Needless to state that since the original order is not maintainable the order passed by the appellate Authority also cannot be maintained.
6. In the result, the petition succeeds. Order passed by Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Hinganghat on 31st July, 2012 under Section 56 of the Bombay Police Act and the order passed by the Secretary (Special), Home Department, Government of Maharashtra on 22nd November, 2012 in Appeal No. EXT-2012/ 194/SPL-3( B) are quashed and set aside.
The writ petition stands disposed of accordingly.