Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicBail plea

Topic: bail plea

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.

Poet Varavara Rao moves Bombay High Court, seeks temporary bail citing ill health

The 80-year-old activist, accused in the Elgar Parishad case, also sought a direction from the court to the prison authorities to produce his medical records.

Give copy of investigating officer or jail superintendent’s report to bail applicant: Delhi HC

Petition filed by Advocate Chirag Madan claimed an accused is at the mercy of the judge for bail since he cannot refute the claims made by the police or jail authorities in the report.

Unbecoming of Indian women to sleep after rape — HC notes while giving anticipatory bail

Karnataka HC also noted complainant’s failure to explain why she went to her office at 11 pm on the day of alleged crime & didn't object to consuming drinks as reasons for bail order.

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GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.