In a laudable move, the Madhya Pradesh High Court has said that producing suspects before the media is violative of Article 21 of the Constitution as unless he is convicted, his innocence has to be presumed.
The Kerala High Court has warned that strict action will be taken against the investigating officer and the concerned media houses if the confession of an accused during the investigation is leaked or discussed in the media.
A single bench of Justice Ajay Bhanot was hearing an Application filed for quashing the case filed against Saad, who, along with a few others, was charged for attempt to murder and spreading infectious disease.
The Constitution, through Articles 15 and 16, seeks to crystallise the idea of “complex equality” and the trilogy of Pavitra v Karnataka illustrates this. The apex court has thus emerged as the moral pedagogue of social justice.