The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice on a public interest litigation for the release of undertrial prisoners who have undergone custody for more than half their maximum sentence for crimes they are being tried for, by implementing Section 436A of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).
In a landmark judgment, the Court held that confession to officers under the Act is not admissible as evidence during trial and infringes on the Constitution. This will have ramifications for the Rhea Chakraborty case as well as others.
This comes as a big relief for Chinmayanand who was arrested last year in September after the law student accused him of sexually exploiting her. Swami was arrested from his ashram by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) and UP police.
The Calcutta High Court has said it is the fundamental right of a reporter to publish news of “any illegal” activity “in an honest way” and “proper reporting” can help the administration act against offenders, while allowing plea for anticipatory bail.
The Supreme Court on Friday has said its Suo Motu order extending the Limitation period due to coronavirus-induced lockdown cannot be read to mean that it ever intended to extend the period of filing charge sheet by police under section 167(2) CrPC.