Supreme Court Grants Two Days Bail to Marry Fiancé [Read Order]

In a recent Order, a three Judges Bench of Supreme Court comprising Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, Justice Indu Malhotra and Justice K.M. Joseph, granted bail to a convict for marrying his fiance.

Yesterday, in Criminal Appeal No. 613 of 2020 (Vishal @ Bunty vs State of NCT Delhi), the Supreme Court heard the plea of a person who has been convicted under Section 302 of IPC and is undergoing sentence in the Jail. The Appeal filed against the order of conviction is pending before the High Court.

Vishal (Appellant) moved an application before the Delhi High Court for grant of interim bail. The Appellant stated in his application that he may be released on interim bail, as he wishes to marry his fiance.

The Delhi High Court, called for a status report, in which it was indicated that Appellant’s fiancee was living separately from her parents and that she stated that she wishes to marry the Appellant. The High Court noted that though there are four other cases against the Appellant, his jail conduct after 2016 is not reported to be unsatisfactory.

The Supreme Court, considering the above provided that the Appellant should be granted interim release for a period of two days under police escort.

It has been provided in the order that the Appellant shall continue to remain under police escort, as Additional Solicitor General has shown apprehension that he may abscond. The Court further provided that the Police escort shall be in plain clothes, and the Appellant shall bear the cost of this.

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