"Prolonged incarceration of undertrial violates liberty": Supreme Court relaxes bail condition of Nigerian in jail for 9 years in drugs case

The bail condition required the Nigerian national to get a certificate from the High Commission of Nigeria stating that he will fulfill the bail terms before he could be released on bail in a drugs case.
Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India

Prolonged incarceration of undertrial prisoners violates their fundamental right to liberty and dignity, the Supreme Court recently observed while relaxing the bail condition of a Nigerian national accused in a drugs case [Ejike Jonas Orji vs Narcotics Control Bureau].

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