Liberty will override statutory embargo on bail under NDPS Act if trial not concluded within reasonable time: Supreme Court

The Court said that the statutory restriction on bail under Section 37(1)(b) NDPS Act will not apply in such cases since prolonged incarceration would be in violation of right to liberty under Article 21.
Supreme Court, NDPS Act
Supreme Court, NDPS Act

The Supreme Court recently observed that in cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS Act), the liberty of an accused will override the statutory embargo on bail if the trial does not conclude within a reasonable time [Ankur Chaudhary v. State of Madhya Pradesh].

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