Bombay HC allows the convict of the Sara Sahara case to travel abroad pending appeal

MUMBAI: The Bombay high court allowed, on bail after his conviction in 2007 for alleged links to the underworld in the case of Sara Sahara, to request a passport and travel abroad for three months, in view of his satisfactory conduct in the past. .

Tariq, convicted of the law aimed at curbing organized crime, had been sentenced to prison for five years. He challenged the conviction and his appeal is still pending. He was released on bail in August 2007 after spending more than three years in prison. He was also arrested and released on bail last May in connection with a 21-year murder conspiracy case registered at the Mumbra police station. While granting him bail in that case, Thane's court of sessions had recorded his lawyer's claims that he was not in India when the alleged murder occurred in July 1998 and that all other defendants were acquitted in the case.

At the HC, his lawyer BB Tiwari requested permission to travel abroad for commercial purposes to UAE, China, Thailand, South Africa, Malaysia and Iraq. Your passport was due to expire on November 26, 2019.

He had been allowed to travel abroad before depositing Rs 1 lakh as a guarantee he could lose if he did not return. On Wednesday, a bank of the President of the Supreme Court Pradeep Nandrajog and Judge Bharati Dangre who heard Tiwari and the prosecutor AS Pai said: In view of the applicant's satisfactory conduct in the past, we have the request addressed to the Secretary, the Civil Court and City Sessions to return your passport ... He allowed him to seek his renewal for one more year and said he is allowed to leave the coast of India for a period of three months from the date of his departure from India. ''

The permit is based on Rs 1 lakh lying in court sessions as security and the HC also ordered him to share his itinerary and his contact number with the Chief Police Inspector, the Crimes Section, Unit-I, MRA Marg Police Station, Crawford Market, Mumbai.