[Default Bail] Prosecutor not a postman, must apply mind before filing report under MCOC Act for extending time to investigate: Bombay HC

The Court observed that the prosecutors must apply their own mind before filing a report under the 21(2)(b) of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act seeking an extension of time to complete investigation.
[Default Bail] Prosecutor not a postman, must apply mind before filing report under MCOC Act for extending time to investigate: Bombay HC
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The Bombay High Court recently exhorted public prosecutors to apply their mind before filing applications seeking an extension of time to investigate crimes under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, 1999 beyond the 90-day period ordinarily prescribed for the filing of a charge-sheet.

The Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court comprising of Justices RV Ghuge and BU Debadwar observed that when a public prosecutor has to present such an application by the Investigating Agency, he/she must submit an independent report as well after deducing their own reasons for agreeing or disagreeing the application.

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