SC grants bail to an undertrial prisoner who was jailed for 9 years

SC granted bail to an under Trial prisoner jailed for 9 years

The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to an undertrial prisoner jailed for 9 years in a murder case, noting that there is no possibility of completion of the near future trial. A division bench of Justice RF Nariman and Justice BR Gavai was hearing an SLP challenging an order passed by the Allahabad High Court on December 3, 2019, in which the third bail petition of the instant petitioner was dismissed with the observation that the applicant There was no new basis for releasing him on bail.

The petitioner is allegedly involved in the offenses involved in the present case under sections 147, 148, 149, 307, 302, 324, 504 of the Indian Penal Code and section 7 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act. It was submitted before the High Court that this did not happen despite the trial court directing it to complete the trial within a period of 4 months from the date of production of the copy of the order. In addition, no independent witness of the alleged incident Is not. There is no criminal history and the present petitioner is falsely implicated.

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