Fear of death due to Covid ground for anticipatory bail; established parameters for grant of pre-arrest bail not relevant: Allahabad High Court

Extraordinary times require extraordinary remedy and desperate times require remedial remedy and law should also be so interpreted, the Court said.
Allahabad High Court
Allahabad High Court

Apprehension of death on account of reasons like the present COVID-19 can be a ground for grant of anticipatory bail to an accused, the Allahabad High Court held on Monday (Prateek Jain v. State of Uttar Pradesh).

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