Person accused of non-bailable offence but who was not required in custody during investigation is entitled to bail: Supreme Court

To suddenly direct the arrest of a person who has been free for years and not even arrested during investigation, only because a charge sheet was filed, would be contrary to the principles governing bail, the Court said.
Justices SK Kaul and MM Sundresh
Justices SK Kaul and MM Sundresh

The Supreme Court has held that if a person is accused in a non-bailable offence and his custody was not required during the period of investigation, then it is appropriate that such an accused be released on bail. (Aman Preet Singh vs CBI)

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