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.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has refused to give pre-arrest bail to a woman. The woman had locked some medical and para-medical staff and some members of her team inside a room and had then removed a body from the morgue.
SC said “pleas of unsoundness of mind under Section 84 of IPC or mitigating circumstances like juvenility of age, ordinarily ought to be raised during trial itself. Belated claims not only prevent proper production & appreciation of evidence, but they also undermine genuineness of the defence’s case.”