My passport was deposited at 3rd Junior Civil Judge Court, Ongole as (illegally) directed by the AP High Court while granting me (unwarranted) Anticipatory Bail. Here is the Bail Order in Crl.P No. 3886 of 2017…2017-07-18 Bail Application ALLOWED to A1 in HC
To have this released, I was advised to file an IA in above long-disposed-in-2017 Crl.P. So I got the IA filed in Feb 2022. Then the IA case was numbered as IASR 3300/2022 but NOT listed. Because, the section staff at AP HC do not have the original bundle here at Amaravati. On this ground, the IA was kept lying. On top of this, I get to know in October 2022 that, APHC staff sent a requisition to Telangana HC in April 2022 seeking this bundle, but it has not come. Hmm..
Struggle didn’t end there. After discussions with staff from 3 sections at APHC, I decided (they advised me!) to file a new Crl.P seeking Quash of earlier Order (actually just the illegal condition to deposit my passport), ignoring the earlier filed IA. I wrote said petition and went ahead with it. Here is the Petition copy. The case number is Crl.P No. 8571 of 2022.2022-10-20 Release my passport in 498A IPC Case v0.5
The first question raised by the bench during cause list motion hearing was, tell me the authority of this Court to quash an earlier order of this same Court, only after that I will proceed with merits, admitting that the facts indicate I suffered genuinely. Since I had no answer to that question at that time, I decided to withdraw the petition with liberty to refile.
Now, the next step I would like to take is to mention the IA before appropriate Court and pray for listing the IA, not insisting for Original case bundle… Coming Monday…