It must be clarified that the order of the Hon’ble Apex Court is a directory and gives autonomy to the High Powered Committee of the States to determine the category of prisoners who shall be eligible to be released....
Analyzing the Conundrum of Indian Prisons Vis-à-Vis Prisoners Rights Amidst COVID-19
Prisoners do not lose all their rights and are equally important. The government must take stringent action to implement the proper measures...
Default Bail as an Indefeasible Right
Introduction In the common parlance, we often come across terms like ‘regular bail’, ‘anticipatory bail’ etc. However, the pandemic, amongst other things has also brought to our attention, the term ‘default bail’. This term doesn’t find explicit mention in the Criminal Code Procedure (Cr.P.C.), (hereinafter the Code). Nevertheless, default bail is a statutory bail available … Continue reading Default Bail as an Indefeasible Right
Default Bail: An Indefeasible Right amidst Covid-19 Conundrum
Default Bail under the Criminal Procedure Code Article 22 of the Constitution of India along with Section 57 of CrPC lays the golden rule of producing an arrested person before the magistrate within 24 hours. Section 167 of CrPc carves out an exception, for there are many instances where the investigation cannot be completed within … Continue reading Default Bail: An Indefeasible Right amidst Covid-19 Conundrum
Reviewing Anticipatory Bail- Pandora’s Box?
Introduction The review of anticipatory bail under Sec 482 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) has been a question arousing curiosity, demanding clarity on legal and moral grounds of the law. The Supreme Court [Ainul Hoque Molla v State of Assam] recently issued a notice to the central government upon an SLP on whether anticipatory bail … Continue reading Reviewing Anticipatory Bail- Pandora’s Box?
The Confines of the RTI-PM CARES Fund
The PMO Office had earlier refused to provide any information stating that the PM CARES Fund is not a pubic authority & therefore, does not fall under the RTI