"Facts and circumstances" formula cannot be used to escape duty to record reasons for granting bail: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court held that the duty of a court to record reasons for grant of bail cannot be neglected by merely mentioning 'in view of facts and circumstances of the case'.
Justices DY Chandrachud and BV Nagarathna
Justices DY Chandrachud and BV Nagarathna

A judgment granting bail should indicate brief reasons on why the court is granting bail and the judge should not resort to an omnibus “in the facts and circumstances” formula to avoid giving a reasoned order, the Supreme Court held on Friday (Hariram Bhambhi v. Satyanarayan & anr).

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