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SHEKHAR MISHRA (public servant)     24 April 2010

anticipatory bail

an   accused   was arrested   and   produced  before  a  magistrate .the  magistrate  did  not  had  jurisdiction   in the  matter  because  the cause of action  arose  in another state.the magistrate  then granted interim bail  to the accused  with a direction  to surrender  in the  appropriate court.thereafter  the accused absconded  for 3 yrs.then he  filed anticipatory  bail application  before  sessions  judge.it  was  rejected.now he wants  to move before  high court for anticipatory bail.Can he file it before high court? is it maintainable?


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G. ARAVINTHAN (Legal Consultant / Solicitor)     25 April 2010

Any person aggrieved by the order of Sessions Court rejecting the application for anticipatory bail can approach High Court for the same relief. But the High Court itself has discretion to grant or not.

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