Allahabad High Court acquits rape accused who spent 21 years in jail; disapproves registry not listing appeal for 14 years

The Court noted that the present appeal was moved before the High Court in 2004 and the matter was last listed for hearing by the High Court in 2008 after which it was listed only in 2022.
Allahabad High Court
Allahabad High Court

The Allahabad High Court recently acquitted a rape accused languishing in jail for more than 19 years (21 years with remission) noting that, jail authorities were under an obligation to consider his case for remission [Aftaf v State].

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