Hon’ble Karnataka High Court in this order has held that
Shreyas Sharma Vs State Of Karnataka on 22 September, 2014
In this particular case, admittedly the police have not seized the Passport during the course of investigation. But at the time of granting bail the court has secured the Passport and kept it in the safe custody of the court and it amounts to retention of the said document and virtually amounts to impounding of the said document, which is prohibited under the above said provision of law and also in view of the decision of the Apex Court.
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