A truck driver who was accused of sending and giving death threats to the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh was granted bail by the Allahabad High Court.
Allegations against the accused were that he sent a message via WhatsApp through his phone commenting improper remarks against the Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath and gave death threats that if Mukhtar Ansari a gangster was not released within 24 hours that the accused would kill the Chief Minister.
The accused informed that while he was eating in a Dhaba a person asked him his phone in pretence and excuse of making a phone call. But that person instead of making a phone call send a WhatsApp message.
The driver had no knowledge that a WhatsApp message was sent from his mobile number and came to know about it only when he was arrested and was charged under Sections 124A, 501, 504, 505(1)(B) and 506 under the IPC Act and section 67 under the Information Technology Act.
A bench of justice DK Singh allowed the bail plea to the accused driver Amar Pal Yadav, incline to the fact that his phone was indeed misused without his knowledge and taking into account that the accused gave a clear-cut apology with a decisive manner.