After discovering that the seized pistol was actually a cigarette lighter, a Mumbai Session Court granted bail to a 30-year old man detained under the charges of attempt to murder. The man was arrested two months back on November 29.
The court also cited the ballistic report that was submitted before it that the ballistic expert did not find positive evidence regarding the firing when visited the spot.
“Admittedly, the applicant permanently resides in Mumbai, he has no criminal antecedents, so also, he is ready to abide by all the terms and conditions. In these circumstances, no purpose would be served by keeping the applicant behind the bars, applicant has made out a prima facie case for the grant of bail,” the court said.
The accused, Farhan Sayed, was arrested on November 29 for allegedly firing at the builder who failed to repay the loan of Rs 45 lakh he had loaned to him.
The builder, Nasir Shaikh filed an intervention plea opposing the bail plea of Farhan Sayed. The advocate appearing for Nasir Shaikh alleged certain lacunae in the probe and also raised questions over its fairness.
Shaikh had borrowed Rs 45 lakh from Sayed. After he failed to repay the amount, Shaikh along with his brother-in-law reached Sayed to seek more time to repay the loan. The conversation later turned into a heated argument and the Sayed allegedly shot twice at Shaikh. The victim claimed that the first bullet hit the sofa and the second one went ineffective. Shaikh lodged a complaint and handed over the bullets to police officials.