WHY THE HIGH COURT ORDER DENYING BAIL TO THE STANDUP COMEDIAN MUNAWAR MAY BE UNTENABLE IN LAW

Just looked at the High Court order denying bail to the comedian Munawar. With great respect, here are my two cents on how the decision is untenable in law, in my humble opinion: The decision ignores the fundamental principle of criminal law : Presumption of Innocence. The decision also ignores the rather limited scope of … Continue reading WHY THE HIGH COURT ORDER DENYING BAIL TO THE STANDUP COMEDIAN MUNAWAR MAY BE UNTENABLE IN LAW

Anticipatory Bail and Children in Conflict with Law

This is a guest post by Shantanu Pachauri[I]. First published on The Criminal Law Blog on 7 June, 2020 at thttps://criminallawstudiesnluj.wordpress.com/2020/06/07/anticipatory-bail-and-children-in-conflict-with-law/ A constitutional bench of the Supreme Court in Gurubakash Singh Sibbia v. State of Panjab (1980) while distinguishing normal bail from anticipatory bail held that whereas the former is granted after arrest releasing a person … Continue reading Anticipatory Bail and Children in Conflict with Law

Anticipatory Bail – whether for limited time, or not?

There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it"1 "One ought not to make a bugbear of the power to grant anticipatory bail."2 I. Introduction Whether anticipatory bail should be granted only for a limited period of time, or once granted, should it continue till the end of trial? This is … Continue reading Anticipatory Bail – whether for limited time, or not?