Court's duty to release accused on default bail without delay if probe not completed within time: Jammu & Kashmir High Court

"... once petitioner had applied for grant of bail after the expiry of stipulated time limit for investigation, it is the duty of Court to release him on bail forthwith without any unnecessary delay," the Court said.
Court's duty to release accused on default bail without delay if probe not completed within time: Jammu & Kashmir High Court
High Court of Jammu & Kashmir

In allowing a bail plea by a man accused under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has observed that an accused/applicant should be granted default bail if the investigation agency does not complete its probe within the prescribed time limit as per the law (Gurdev Singh v. UT of Jammu and Kashmir and anr).

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