Kerala High Court refuses bail to 3 ISIS convicts; says court can deny relief even if convict in jail for half the sentence

The Court observed that the Supreme Court's directions in Satender Kumar Antil's case on bail were intended to act as guidelines and that each bail application must be decided on its own merits.
Justice Alexander Thomas and Justice Sophy Thomas
Justice Alexander Thomas and Justice Sophy Thomas

The Kerala High Court recently observed that appellate courts have the discretion to refuse to suspend the sentence of convicts during the pendency of their appeal, even if they have already spent over half their sentence in prison [Abdul Razak @ Abu Ahmed v National Investigation Agency].

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