Duty of police to produce jailed accused for trial, cannot shift blame for non-appearance to accused: Supreme Court

In this case, the Uttar Pradesh Police had opposed the grant of bail to a government employee on the ground that he had not appeared for trial. The top court, however, noticed that the accused was in jail at the time.
Supreme court and UP Police
Supreme court and UP Police

The Supreme Court recently made it clear that it is the duty of the police to ensure that persons accused in criminal cases and who are behind bars are duly produced before the trial court. [Satendra Babu vs. State of Uttar Pradesh]

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