High Court seeking explanation from sessions judge who granted bail will have 'chilling effect' on district judiciary: Supreme Court

It was unwarranted for the High Court to have issued a show-cause notice to the judge while also ordering the immediate arrest of the accused, the apex court said.
CJI DY Chandrachud and Justice JB Pardiwala
CJI DY Chandrachud and Justice JB Pardiwala

The Supreme Court recently took exception to the Madhya Pradesh High Court seeking an explanation from a sessions judge for an order he had passed granting bail to an accused person [Totaram vs State of Madhya Pradesh & anr].

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