This Court also takes judicial notice of the fact that the condition of
obtaining prior permission before leaving the boundary of Delhi is a
cumbersome one as the permission takes time and causes hardship to the
petitioner. This Court is of the view that the impugned condition would
certainly restricts the accused’s fundamental right to travel.
10. Undoubtedly, the accused’s right to travel can be curtailed by a
reasonable, transparent and fair procedure, but in the opinion of this Court
such a restriction should be rarely imposed by the trial court while granting
bail and that too, for cogent reasons.
11. However, in the present case, this Court finds that the Additional
Sessions Judge has not given any reason for imposing the aforesaid
12. This Court is of the view that the right to travel cannot be curtailed as
a matter of routine – as has been done in the present case.
* IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
+ CRL.M.C. 4231/2012
NANDINI BHATNAGAR ..
STATE GOVT. OF NCT OF DELHI ....
Date of Decision: 14th December, 2012
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE MANMOHAN