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No anticipatory bail in cases under SC/ST Act, says SC

Sep 11, 2012

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a person charged under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, would not be entitled to anticipatory bail and barred all courts from entertaining pleas for such relief.

A bench of Justices P Sathasivam and Ranjan Gogoi said pre-arrest bail could be denied if the court came to a conclusion that the a prima facie case was made out against the accused as per the FIR. Read more.

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No anticipatory bail to absconders: Supreme Court

Sep 1, 2012

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday settled a question of law which had been bothering the judiciary for a long time and ruled that no court should grant anticipatory bail to a person who had been declared an absconder either during the investigation or during the trial.

"Normally, when the accused is ‘absconding’ and declared as ‘proclaimed offender’, there is no question of granting anticipatory bail," a bench of Justices P Sathasivam and Ranjan Gogoi said. Read more.

SC: Cops, doctors accountable for probe and post-mortem

Aug 7, 2012

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has decided to make investigating officers and doctors, who play crucial roles in criminal cases involving injury or murder, accountable for their decisions if it appears that there was a deliberate attempt to derail the probe or prepare false medical reports.

While issuing notice to Uttarakhand’s director general of police and director of health services to trace the sub-inspector who investigated a 27-year-old murder case and the doctor who conducted the post-mortem for action against them, a bench of Justices Swatanter Kumar and F M I Kalifulla said, "The investigating officer as well as the doctor who are dealing with the investigation of a criminal case are obliged to act in accordance with the police manual and the known cannons of medical practice." Read more.

SC: Why has LN Mishra murder trial dragged for 37 years?

Dec 16, 2011

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday wanted to know why trial in the murder of then railway minister L N Mishra, who wielded considerable political clout being close to then PM Indira Gandhi, in a bomb attack in Samastipur on January 2, 1975 was dragging in the lower court even after 37 years.

A 27-year-old advocate, who was arrested in the case and chargesheeted, is now a frail 64 year-old and has already suffered a heart attack. Read more.

 
     
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