New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed an order of the Allahabad High Court and mentioned anticipatory bail can’t be granted on grounds of concern of demise as a result of Covid-19.
The apex courtroom mentioned anticipatory bail should be based mostly on the deserves of every particular person case and added that courts shall not contemplate the instructions issued by the High Court on May 10 for grant of anticipatory bail to accused in different circumstances.
“Sweeping directions have been made, we therefore direct the same to be stayed and the courts shall not consider the directions to grant anticipatory bail to accused in other cases and must consider merits of each case,” PTI quoted a trip bench of Justices Vineet Saran and B R Gavai as saying.
The apex courtroom bench, which was listening to an attraction filed by the Uttar Pradesh authorities difficult the High Court’s May 10 order, appointed senior advocate V. Giri as amicus curiae within the matter to help it on the bigger side whether or not Covid-19 generally is a floor for grant of anticipatory bail.
Appearing for the state authorities, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta mentioned that the accused (Prateek Jain), who was granted anticipatory bail until January 2021, has 130 circumstances pending towards him and added that this order has been relied on in lots of different circumstances by which the accused have been looking for anticipatory bail.
“We understand that you are aggrieved with the sweeping directions passed by the court. We will issue notice in the matter,” the apex courtroom mentioned.
The apex courtroom sought Jain’s reply and mentioned it might contemplate cancellation of his bail if he doesn’t seem on the subsequent listening to date.
The matter shall be subsequent heard within the first week of July.
The Allahabad High Court had on May 10 noticed that apprehension of demise on account of causes like the current pandemic is a sound floor for grant of anticipatory bail.