Single-judge Justice Vinit Kumar Mathur of Jodhpur Bench stayed the order passed by Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Jaisalmer.

“Taking into account all the facts and circumstance of the case, it is ordered that in the meantime and till the next date of hearing, effect and operation of the order dated 12.02.2020 and consequential orders dated 31.03.2021 and 01.10.2021 passed by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Jaisalmer shall remain stayed to the extent of summoning the petitioners through warrant of arrest,” the High Court ordered.

The stay will remain in effect till the next date of hearing.

The Court also issued notice to the State of Rajasthan over the manner in which it had issued arrest warrant against Dhir straightaway without summoning him earlier.

“Matter requires consideration. Issue notice to the respondents,” the Court said in this regard.

The present case arose from a first information report (FIR) registered in the year 2015 in connection with Jaisalmer Hotel Project, which was financed by the SBI in 2007.

The police had conducted an investigation and a closure report was initially filed in the case.

Thereafter, the complainant filed a protest petition which was allowed by the CJM of Jaisalmer by an order dated February 12, 2020 on the ground that cognizable offences against the petitioners were made out under Sections 420, 409 and 120B of the Indian Penal Code.

The CJM had directed that after compliance with Section 204 CrPC, the petitioners must be summoned through…

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