New Delhi: The Supreme Court has granted a two-day interim bail to a murder convict to marry his fiancé.
The three-judge bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and KM Joseph passed this order with a direction that the petitioner will remain under police escort, during the entire period of interim bail.
The petitioner, Vishal Bunti, was convicted in a murder case by the Sessions Court and his appeal is pending before the Delhi High Court.
The petitioner had filed an interim bail application before the Delhi High Court, seeking only one day’s interim bail, so that he could marry his fiancé and leave her at his parental home.
The high court refused his plea on the ground that there are four other ‘serious and heinous cases’ against him and that his jail conduct after 2016 was reported to be unsatisfactory, although the status report filed before the high court indicated that his fiancé is living separately from her parents and that she gave her consent to marry him. The petitioner then approached the top court for relief.
The Supreme Court, in its order, said:
-India Legal Bureau