Chargesheet not having authority's valid sanction no ground for grant of default bail under Section 167 CrPC: Supreme Court

The Court held that whether sanction is required or not is to be considered during taking cognizance of the offence, and it cannot be said that taking sanction from authority is part of the prosecution process.
Supreme Court
Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday held that an accused is not entitled to default bail under 167(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) on the ground that the chargesheet filed within time period does not have valid sanction of authority. [Jasbir Singh vs National Investigation Agency]

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