Court Makes it Mandatory for Accused to Plant 5 Saplings to Get Bail

A Banda court has said that it will grant bail to a person accused of creating nuisance on condition that they will have to plant 5 saplings.

The clause is an addition to the existing punishment prescribed under the law.

“People are appreciating it & following the orders. The accused are granted bail after they submit photos of the saplings being planted by them to the court every month for the next 6 months,” said Vandita Srivastava, Sub-District Magistrate (SDM).

In the last 15 days, the Sub-District Magistrate (SDM) court has directed over 500 accused to plant the saplings.

“I have not amended any provisions of the law, but simply added a necessary condition to avail the bail,” Srivastava said.

Appreciating her work, the District Magistrate (DM) has now directed every court in the Banda district to take up the initiative.