High Court: Bail not matter of right in heinous crime - ECAS Punjab

High Court: Bail not matter of right in heinous crime

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Chandigarh, July 4

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has made it clear that bail may not be granted as a matter of right in heinous crimes, such as offences under the provisions of the NDPS Act, the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

The ruling by the Division Bench of Justice Rajiv Sharma and Justice Ajay Tewari came on a petition filed by Assistant Director, Directorate of Enforcement, against Chunni Lal Gaba. The Bench, during the course of hearing, was told that the respondent was enlarged on interim bail by the trial court vide order dated March 28, following which the petitioner department filed an application dated April 17 for cancellation of interim bail/re-calling the order.

Thereafter, fresh order dated May 8 was passed by the trial court, whereby the interim bail granted to the respondent was extended till June 20 and again till July 1, and further till July 3. — TNS

from The Tribune https://ift.tt/31NOAH8

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