Bail application of accused can not be rejected on the groun


 

Bail application of accused can not be rejected on the ground that complainant may cause hurt to accused if released on bail

 
The contention that if released on bail the accused persons may be assaulted or any other criminal offence may be committed against their person by the complain-ant party is no reason for curtailing the liberty of the accused persons. It is the duty of the State to protect the life and property of its citizens. No law authorizes the detention in custody of a person whose life is in danger. The contention, therefore, is simply unsustainable.

Himachal Pradesh High Court
Jeet Ram And Etc. Etc. vs State Of Himachal Pradesh on 24 September, 2002
Equivalent citations: 2003 (2) ALD Cri 17, 2003 CriLJ 736
 
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