The Supreme Court today has noted that even charges have not been framed though considerable time has lapsed and 156 proceedings have been held prior to framing of charges in a case related to embezzlement of more than 70 crore rupees.
A Delhi Court on Thursday granted bail to former JNU student Umar Khalid in the case relating to the violence that broke out in the Khajuri Khas area of North East district of national capital and said "chargesheeting him in this case on the basis of such an insignificant material is unwarranted."
The Supreme Court on Saturday granted bail to a man accused in the case of terror funding. The Court stated that it is the bounden duty of the Court to apply its mind to examine the entire material on record for the purpose of satisfying itself.
While the Constitution abhors the idea of indefinite incarceration, there is a culture of opposition by law enforcement agencies to deny bail. Indeed, time is at hand to redress this state of affairs, with firm judicial leadership.
Two men, Achhar Singh and Budhi Singh, had challenged their conviction by the Himachal Pradesh High Court. One had been sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment and the other to undergo life imprisonment, plus a fine. The High Court had overturned their acquittal by the trial court.
Supreme Court's Juvenile Justice Committee met with juvenile justice representatives from all high courts along with UNICEF and key Central ministry officials to discuss protecting of children in juvenile and care homes during the Covid surge.