[COVID-19] Time prescribed to file chargesheet under CrPC not eclipsed by virtue of order extending limitation period: Supreme Court

[COVID-19] Time prescribed to file chargesheet under CrPC not eclipsed by virtue of order extending limitation period: Supreme Court
Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday held that its order extending limitation periods due to the COVID-19 pandemic does not intend to curtail the right of an accused to bail after the police has failed to file a chargesheet within the stipulated period of time (S Kasi v. State through the Inspector of Police Samaynallur Police Station Madurai District).

In doing so, the Supreme Court has put to bed issues arising out of conflicting decisions of the Madras High Court on grant of bail during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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