[Bail under SC/ST Act] Allahabad High Court lays down timelines for serving notice, listing in Court within reasonable time

"While the rights of the victim ... have to be upheld ... service of notice of bail application cannot be unduly delayed by the State, nor can the victim cause indefinite deferment of hearing the bail application."
Allahabad High Court
Allahabad High Court

Emphasising that bail applications have to be processed expeditiously and placed before the court for hearing in a reasonable and definite time frame, the Allahabad High Court has defined timelines within which bail applications made by persons accused under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 (SC/ST Act) should be listed before Court.

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