An accused cannot claim to be released on bail only on the ground of grant of bail to other co-accused: Rajasthan HC [Read Order]

The Rajasthan High Court has stated that parity with other accused is not the sole ground for a grant of bail, and the role of the accused and other considerations have to factored into the analysis.
An accused cannot claim to be released on bail only on the ground of grant of bail to other co-accused: Rajasthan HC [Read Order]

The Jaipur Bench of the Rajasthan High Court yesterday ruled that parity of accused with other accused persons is not the sole ground upon which bail may be granted.

The Court, referring to prior judicial pronouncements, affirmed that the role of the particular accused and “other relevant factors” were to be considered when deciding a concession of bail (Dr. Ashok Singhvi v. Union of India and Mohammad Rashid Sheikh v. Ummanand Vijay, Assistant Director, ED).

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