Anticipatory Bail is court's discretion: Delhi High Court refuses relief to Yoga teacher accused of sexually harassing minor

The bail applicant argued that crime as alleged was not so heinous that it would warrant custodial interrogation or judicial custody.
Anticipatory Bail is court's discretion: Delhi High Court refuses relief to Yoga teacher accused of sexually harassing minor
Delhi High Court

Stating that courts have the discretion whether or not to grant anticipatory bail, the Delhi High Court refused to grant relief to a Yoga teacher accused of sexually harassing a minor girl (Swami Ganeshanand v. State).

The accused was charged with committing bailable offences under Sections 354-A (sexual harassment) and 509 (insulting the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code, as well as Section 12 (punishment for sexual harassment) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.

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