Filing of chargesheet enough to comply with Section 167 CrPC; accused cannot claim default bail: Supreme Court

The Court held that an accused cannot demand release on default bail under Section 167(2) on the ground that cognisance has not been taken before the expiry of 60 days.
Filing of chargesheet enough to comply with Section 167 CrPC; accused cannot claim default bail: Supreme Court
Justice Nageshwara Rao, Justice BR Gavai

The Supreme Court on Monday held that the filing of a chargesheet would amount to sufficient compliance with the provisions of Section 167 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), and an accused cannot demand release on default bail under Section 167(2) on the ground that cognisance has not been taken before the expiry of 60 days [SFIO vs Rahul Modi].

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