Why SC order to extend limitation during COVID-19 crisis does not apply to grant of default bail u/Section 167, CrPC: What Madras HC said

The Court said that if the Supreme Court's order was made applicable to Section 167, CrPC, an order intended to save rights "would result in taking away the valuable right that had accrued to the accused herein."
Chennai Police outside Madras High Court
Chennai Police outside Madras High Court

The Madras High Court on Friday held that the Supreme Court’s March 23 order to extend the limitation period under various laws during the COVID-19 pandemic would not apply to provisions concerning the grant of default bail under Section 167 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). (Settu v. State - Madras High Court order)

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