Right to default bail under Section 167(2) of CrPC not affected by Supreme Court's March 23 order extending Limitation: Rajasthan HC

"Taking shield of the Supreme Court’s order to take away the vested right of an accused, is nothing short of violating his right of liberty guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution", the Court held.
Rajasthan High court
Rajasthan High court

In a significant decision, the Rajasthan High Court has held that the general order passed by the Supreme Court to extend the period of limitation under various laws in view of the COVID-19 lockdown will not affect the right of an accused to default bail under Section 167(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure. (Default Bail - Rajasthan High Court)

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