Supreme Court registers suo motu case on bail for convicts in long pending criminal appeals

The Court today also voiced disapproval over the Allahabad High Court's decision to accept the suggestions made by the State government on the issue, finding that it would make the process more cumbersome.
Justices SK Kaul and MM Sundresh
Justices SK Kaul and MM Sundresh

The Supreme Court on Tuesday took suo motu cognisance of the issues concerning the circumstances in which courts should consider grant of bail to convicts who have been in custody for a considerable period of time while their criminal appeals remain pending before higher courts (Saudan Singh v. State of Uttar Pradesh).

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