"Mere absence" in Court does not imply accused is evading arrest, cannot be sole ground to issue non-bailable arrest warrant: Jharkhand HC

"The Court has to prima facie be satisfied that the person accused of committing a non-bailable offence is also evading his arrest. There has to be material before the Court to reach at the aforesaid conclusion."
"Mere absence" in Court does not imply accused is evading arrest, cannot be sole ground to issue non-bailable arrest warrant: Jharkhand HC
Jharkhand High Court

The Jharkhand High Court has reiterated that the issuance of non-bailable arrest warrants, proclamations of accused as absconding and orders of attachment under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) can be issued only after the conditions envisaged in the respective sections are "strictly" followed.

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