For child’s care, granny gets bail in murder case - ECAS Punjab

For child’s care, granny gets bail in murder case

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Saurabh Malik

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 18

For a two-year-old, life could not have been more unfair. After losing her mother, the infant was compelled to remain incarcerated on the jail premises with her grandmother — an accused in a murder case.

Coming to her rescue, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has now granted bail to the grandmother on compassionate grounds after observing that there was little chance of the trial getting completed in a reasonably short period in view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Justice Sudip Ahluwalia of the High Court asserted the petitioner was a woman and had to look after the minor child, who was compelled to remain incarcerated on the jail premises as she was in the petitioner-grandmother’s custody.

Justice Ahluwalia said the court, taking into consideration the facts of the matter, was not inclined to detain the accused-grandmother any further at the current stage. The matter was brought to the Bench’s notice after the accused filed a petition through counsel Ravinder Bangar for bail in the case, registered at he Basti Jodhewal police station in Ludhiana on May 5 last year for murder and other offences under Sections 302 and 201 of the IPC. Section 120B of criminal conspiracy was added later.



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