The statement by the UP government came when a bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao was hearing a petition filed by a lawyer seeking restoration of the provision of anticipatory bail in Uttar Pradesh, saying its absence was "discriminatory" to the people of the state.
The top court had earlier asked the state government why it had not placed before the Assembly 'The Code of Criminal Procedure Uttar Pradesh (Amendment) Bill, 2010' after the President had withheld the assent and sent it back in September 2011.
The bench was hearing a petition by lawyer Sanjeev Bhatnagar, who said that after the President had sent back the amendment in September 2011, the state had not done anything in the matter.
In 2010, the state government had brought amendment to restore the provision of section 438 of the CrPC which deals with anticipatory bail. In August 2010, the state Assembly had passed the Amendment Act to restore the provision.
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