Saturday 18 July 2020

Whether court should release accused on bail on filing of chargesheet?

We are conscious of the fact that the accused are charged with economic offences of huge magnitude. We are also conscious of the fact that the offences alleged, if proved, may jeopardize the economy of the country. At the same time, we cannot lose sight of the fact that the investigating agency has already completed investigation and the charge sheet is already filed before the Special Judge, CBI, New Delhi. Therefore, their presence in the custody may not be necessary for further investigation. We are of the view that the appellants are entitled to the grant of bail pending trial on stringent conditions in order to ally the apprehension expressed by CBI. {Para 28}.

Supreme Court of India
Sanjay Chandra vs Cbi on 23 November, 2011

Bench: G.S. Singhvi, H.L. Dattu
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