Criminal appeal must be pending for 5 years or more to seek bail on grounds of delay: Jammu & Kashmir High Court

The appeal was filed for seeking suspension of sentence and for grant of bail to the applicant/appellant on the ground that appellant has put in more than thirteen years in jail.
Jammu & Kashmir High Court
Jammu & Kashmir High Court

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has recently ruled that a plea before the High Court seeking suspension of sentence and grant of bail on the ground of delay in conclusion of the trial or disposal of appeal in the case, can be entertained only if the criminal appeal has been pending for over five years (Raghubir Singh V/s UT of J&K).

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