A single Bench of Delhi High Court passed this order to deny anticipatory bail to the owner of a hotel where a 16-year old minor girl was allegedly kept and raped for four days while hearing a Bail Application filed by Ajay Kumar.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked for an explanation from the Sessions Judge, Sirsa as to how did he entertain and decide petition for regular bail when a similar petition was pending before the Court.
Recently, the Punjab and Haryana High Court was pulled up by the apex court for not hearing a bail application for over a year. This is a deprivation of liberty, leaving the accused to languish in jail for years.
The bail application of a public officer at District court, who was accused of cheating and conspiracy, was dismissed by the Supreme Court. The Bench of Chief Justice N.V. Ramana also denied the petitioner of benefit to approaching the High court for bail.
Since prima facie case is made out, therefore, second bail application moved by the applicant is not liable to be allowed. There is long criminal history of the applicant. Looking to this fact also, second bail applicant cannot be allowed.
The Jharkhand High Court on Friday, while hearing a bail application in a case concerning the sexual assault of a 13-year-old minor girl, criticised the investigating officers for defiance of judicial orders.