Courts can employ house arrest in appropriate cases; Judicial custody under Section 167 CrPC not necessarily jail custody: Supreme Court

The Court in its judgment said that house arrest can be employed by courts taking into account criteria like age, health condition and the antecedents of the accused, the nature of the crime etc.
Courts can employ house arrest in appropriate cases; Judicial custody under Section 167 CrPC not necessarily jail custody: Supreme Court
Justices UU Lalit and KM Joseph

It will be open to courts to order house arrest of accused persons under Section 167 of the Code of Criminal Procedure in appropriate cases, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday (Gautam Navlakha v. National Investigation Agency).

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