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PIL in HC against delay in release of accused granted bail

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar sought a status report from the Delhi Police regarding certain instances of delay in the release of accused after grant of bail, that were placed before the court by a law student.


PIL in HC against delay in release of accused granted bail
The petition, filed by the student himself, claims that on the pretext of verification, the release of accused is delayed "unfairly and unreasonably". (Image Credit: Twitter)

The Delhi High Court today sought response of the police on a PIL alleging delay in the release of accused persons despite grant of bail till verification of sureties or personal bonds were furnished by them.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar sought a status report from the Delhi Police regarding certain instances of delay in the release of accused after grant of bail, that were placed before the court by a law student.

The bench listed the matter for further hearing on November 14.

The plea, by law student Yashasavi Singh, contended that Section 441 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) deals with the aspect of bail bonds and sureties, and lays down that an accused be released only after verification of the bail bond and surety.

The petition, filed by the student himself, claims that on the pretext of verification, the release of accused is delayed "unfairly and unreasonably".

It has sought directions to the authorities concerned to ensure there was no delay in release of an accused on the ground of verification of bail bond and surety.

The plea also sought that a time limit be mentioned in Section 441 of CrPC for verification of sureties and bail bonds.

It urged the court to direct that an accused be released within 24 hours of furnishing a surety.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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