Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicBail plea

Topic: bail plea

Bail ordered 19 months ago, but murder convict freed only now after another SC intervention

The apex court has sought an explanation from the Nellore prison and the trial court that refused to entertain bail plea of man convicted of dowry harassment-cum-murder of wife.

SBI ex-chairman was arrested in ‘routine drive’ to clear backlog, 20 months after warrant

First non-bailable warrant against Pratip Chaudhuri was issued in February 2020, but he was arrested only on 31 October 2021. Rajasthan Police say warrants were pending because of 'Covid situation'.

Rajasthan HC stays trial court arrest order, grants bail to ex-SBI chairman Pratip Chaudhuri

Former SBI chairman Pratip Chaudhuri was arrested after a Jaisalmer court admitted a protesting petition against the Rajasthan Police filing a closure report in a case of fraud. 

Confusion in Allahabad HC over anticipatory bail has led to ‘geography justice’, ‘bench-hunting’

In March 2020, a 5-judge bench said anticipatory bail pleas can be filed directly in HC under 'special circumstances'. But at least 2,000 such bail orders have been passed in Allahabad HC since Jan. 2021.

Bombay HC grants Bhima Koregaon-accused Varavara Rao interim bail on medical grounds

Rao, 82, is currently undergoing treatment at the Mumbai-based Nanavati Hospital where he had been admitted by the Maharashtra government following the high court's intervention.

Accused entitled to ‘default bail’ if probe not completed within prescribed time, SC says

A 3-judge SC bench has said the right to 'default bail' is linked to Article 21 that promises protection of life and personal liberty against unlawful detention.

Supreme Court seeks AG’s views on bail conditions for sexual offences as plea flags HC order

SC bench was hearing a petition against an order by Madhya Pradesh HC that asked an alleged molester to get a rakhi tied by the complainant as a bail condition.

Delhi court dismisses bail plea of journalist Rajeev Sharma in espionage case

The court said there was sufficiently grave evidence against Sharma, and added that his family members were trying to influence witnesses in the case.

Kerala court dismisses gold smuggling case accused Swapna Suresh’s bail plea

The court said it has found "great force" in the Customs' submission that the accused are likely to tamper with evidence and abscond if given bail.

Accused can’t be kept in custody on agency’s hunch they will prejudice trial, Delhi HC says

The court made the observation while granting bail to former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh. The ED had argued against granting bail to Singh.

On Camera

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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