The book is appropriately called "Ramayana Revisited: An Epic Through A Legal Prism". The title was an eye-grabber that drew me into its contents. It is a serious and scholarly piece of work by senior journalist Anil Maheshwari and Vipul Maheshwari, a prominent Supreme Court advocate
Justice Ravindra Maithani heard the bail application filed by the journalist in FIR No. 265 of 2020, under Section 420, 467, 468, 469, 471, 120-B 124-A IPC, filed at Police Station Nehru Colony, District Dehradun.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has said that the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) can hear the bail plea of any “child” accused even if the child was now a major. The court ruled that if the accused was a child at the time of arrest then he has full right to be tried by the JJB on bail issues.
Justice Vibhu Bakhru passed the acquittal orders, holding that, given the evidence and material on record, the standard of proof to convict the appellant has not been met. The appeal is, accordingly, allowed. The appellant is acquitted. "He is directed to be released forthwith," said the court.
A bench of Justice A. M. Khanwilkar and Justice S. Ravindra Bhat will hear the matter. The matter was listed previously on October 26, when, at the request of Senior Advocate Aryama Sundaram for the petitioners, the matter was adjourned for three weeks.