Supreme Court strict on delay in hearing of bail cases, said this

New Delhi. On the delay in hearing of bail cases in various courts of the country Supreme Court expressed displeasure on Monday. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, during the hearing of a case, expressed concern that due to lapse of methodology, the accused would be imprisoned for 20 to 25 years till the completion of their case. Does matter.

Supreme Court on Monday Allahabad High Court The hearing was held on an appeal filed against the canceled bail by the During this, a bench of CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Surya Kant said that a large number of those accused who have to spend 20 to 25 years in jail, who can get bail in their case. Even if they come out, they must have suffered a lot during this time.

In one case, his lawyer Devdutt Kamat, appearing for the accused in the Supreme Court, argued that there is no possibility in future that a final decision will be taken on his appeal. In such a situation, it would be unfair that the accused should be kept in jail for a long time.

‘High Court hearing old cases’
The Supreme Court took this seriously and admitted that the Allahabad High Court is hearing 25-year-old cases. The bench said, ‘What are we doing? That’s the truth. Allahabad High Court is now hearing very old cases. But should we release all those accused because their petitions are pending for a long time? We can’t even do that.’

ideas for improvement
Advocate Devdutt Kamat demanded the Supreme Court to set some guidelines for such cases. On this, the Supreme Court asked Devdutt to present his views in this matter. Also sought views from Solicitor General Tushar Mehta and Senior Advocate RS Sodhi so that such situations can be rectified at the earliest. Sodhi is a retired judge of Delhi High Court. The Supreme Court will now hear the matter on Thursday.

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