Unreasonably high surety amount as condition for bail violates right to liberty of accused: Supreme Court

A bench led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud reduced the surety amount in a a bail petition from ₹10 lakh to ₹25,000.

Imposing unreasonably high amounts of surety on accused as condition for grant of bail defeats the very purpose of bail and violates the right to life and liberty of an accused under Article 21 of the Constitution, the Supreme Court recently held [Ashok Sandeep Singh vs State of Uttar Pradesh].

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