BACKGROUND OF THE CASE
In the matter of Baki Abdulgani Patel v. The State of Maharashtra and Ors a complainant filed against an order of a magistrate granted bail to four accused in July 2005 after being charged with criminal intimidation and causing harm under Sections 324, 323, 504, and 34 of the Indian Penal Code by a complainant. The complaint, Baku Patel, claimed that no justifications were given for eliminating some wounded witnesses’ testimonies. He said that the magistrate had also ignored the injured witnesses’ testimony, which was backed up by medical data. He further stated that neither the investigating officer nor the allegedly used guns were impounded.
The High Court noted that the magistrate had merely called the prosecution witnesses and had said nothing about the testimony they provided. It further stated that the verdict and order of acquittal are without justification, taking into account the circumstantial evidence while neglecting the direct evidence. It is devoid of the judgment’s spirit and heart. The order is rife with mistakes, contraventions, and irregularities.
The complete body of evidence in the case must be considered while making judgments, according to Justice SG Mehare, and findings must be supported by reasons. It is a rule of writing judgment that the judge must write the conclusions with justifications based on the facts after taking into account the evidence as a whole that is available on the record. The justifications are logical justifications for the conclusion. It is a method for arriving at a decision. The judgment’s heart and soul are its grounds.