Petitioners can directly move High Court for Anticipatory Bail : Allahabad High Court

A five-judge bench of Allahabad High Court on Monday ruled it’s not mandatory to approach the sessions court first, before moving the High Court for anticipatory bail. The bench comprising Chief Justice Govind Mathur, Justice Ramesh Sinha, Justice Sunita Agarwal, Justice Yashwant Verma & Justice Rahul Chaturvedi observed, “Section 438 of CrPC doesn’t mandate or require an individual to be relegated […]

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Gujarat HC grants anticipatory bail to Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand.

The Gujarat High Court Friday granted anticipatory bail to social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand in the Rs 1.4 crore alleged fund embezzlement case related to their NGO Sabrang Trust. While allowing their anticipatory bail plea, Justice J B Pardiwala directed Setalvad and Anand to cooperate with the probe and appear before […]

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Calcutta High Court grants anticipatory bail to BJP leader Mukul Roy

The Calcutta High Court today granted anticipatory bail to BJP leader and former railways minister Mukul Roy on a bond of Rs 50,000 in connection with a complaint over the death of his “mentor” Mrinal Kanti Singha Roy in 2015. A division bench comprising Justices Joymalyo Bagchi and R K Kapur directed Roy to meet […]

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Transfer racket : Delhi HC denies anticipatory bail to govt officials

The Delhi High Court has refused to grant anticipatory bail to two central government employees in connection with a transfer racket at the Army headquarters here in which officers allegedly paid lakhs of rupees to manipulate their postings. Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal declined the relief to Hyderabad-based army officer G Purshottam and Bengaluru-based Barrack Store […]

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Ex-Bigg Boss contestant denied anticipatory bail

A Delhi court today dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of former ‘Bigg Boss’ contestant Swami Om, who along with his associate is accused of molesting and threatening a woman, saying the allegations against him were grave and he could hamper the investigation. Special Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal declined the relief to Swami Om, saying he could […]

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Karim Morani’s anticipatory bail cancelled, asked to surrender

A local court has cancelled the anticipatory bail of Bollywood film producer Karim Morani, who was booked for allegedly raping a Delhi-based woman. The Fourth Additional Metropolitan Sessions Court at L B Nagar in the city yesterday cancelled Morani’s bail and directed him to surrender before the Hayathnagar police here on or before March 22. […]

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Orissa HC grants anticipatory bail to Baragarh BJD MLA

The Orissa High Court today allowed the anticipatory bail application of BJD MLA Debesh Acharya, booked by police in connection with alleged involvement in the attack on the convoy of two Union ministers in June. A single bench of Justice Debabrata Das granted the bail to the ruling party legislator from Baragarh who was booked […]

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SDM accused of molestation denied anticipatory bail

A local court has denied anticipatory bail to a former Sub-Divisional Magistrate accused of molesting a 16-year-old girl in Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh district. Additional Sessions Judge (I Class) Garima Sharma yesterday dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of the then Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Kharsia region, and Joint Collector, Ashok Kumar Dhritlahre, government’s lawyer PN Gupta said. It […]

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High Court gives interim protection to researcher

The High Court of Bombay has continued till tomorrow ‘protection from arrest’ granted to an analyst, who has sought anticipatory bail following a complaint lodged by Indiabulls Financial Services that he and his firm tried to extort money for holding back an adverse report. The applicant Nitin Mangal has been asked by Justice R C Chavan to […]

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Geetika case: Ex Haryana Minister Kanda surrenders

After being on the run for 10 days, controversial former Haryana Minister Gopal Kanda surrendered before police in the wee hours today and was arrested in connection with the suicide of his former employee Geetika Sharma. Kanda, who was absconding for the past 10 days after police served him a notice to appear before them […]

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