Sudha Bharadwaj bail: how HC spelt out limitations of sessions court

What is the news? Bombay High Court granted bail to lawyer-activist Sudha Bharadwaj, an accused in the Elgar Parishad case. What was the High Court’s observation regarding the bail? HC affirmed that sessions court had no power to extend arrest under UAPA. The court stated that under the National Investigation Agency Act, a special court… Continue reading Sudha Bharadwaj bail: how HC spelt out limitations of sessions court

Give it a rest: SC reminds lower courts, cops to avoid unnecessary arrests. But bureaucratic habits die hard

Source: TOI Relevance – To differentiate between the right to arrest and need to arrest Synopsis: Supreme Court (SC) mentioned that arrest provision in law does not mean that government can use power indiscriminately to crush the personal liberty Introduction Recently, the SC has held that merely because the law allows arrest, it doesn’t mean that… Continue reading Give it a rest: SC reminds lower courts, cops to avoid unnecessary arrests. But bureaucratic habits die hard