Supreme Court said, before granting anticipatory bail, the court should see the seriousness of the crime
The apex court made this observation while hearing a petition filed against the anticipatory bail granted to the two murder accused. Said that the offense is serious in which one person was murdered.
The Supreme Court has said that while granting anticipatory bail to an accused, the court should consider the criteria such as the gravity of the offense and the specific charge. A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and BV Nagarathna observed while setting aside the anticipatory bail order granted by the Madhya Pradesh High Court to the two murder accused.
The Supreme Court said that it has to decide whether the High Court has followed the correct principles for granting anticipatory bail based on the material available at this stage.
"The courts, while accepting or rejecting the anticipatory bail application, should generally be guided by the nature and gravity of the offense, the role of the applicant, and the facts of the case," the bench said.
The apex court made this observation while hearing a petition filed against the anticipatory bail granted to the two murder accused. Said that the offense is serious, in which one person was murdered. The FIR and the statement indicate that the accused has a special role in the crime.
"While passing the order granting anticipatory bail, solid facts including the nature and gravity of the offense and the specific charge against the accused were ignored," the bench said. Therefore, a proper case has been made out for quashing the anticipatory bail granted by the High Court.
The top court said there is no need to examine the facts in detail at the present stage. It will only examine whether the High Court has followed the right principles while granting anticipatory bail.
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