State should not oppose bail citing gravity of crime if it can't ensure speedy trial: Supreme Court

The seriousness of the alleged crime cannot interfere with the fundamental right to speedy trial of the accused, the Court said.
Prisons and Supreme Court
Prisons and Supreme Court

The Supreme Court recently highlighted that if the State or prosecuting agency is unable to ensure a speedy trial in criminal cases, they should not object to the grant of bail to the accused on the ground that the alleged crime is serious [Javed Gulam Nabi Shekh v. State of Maharashtra and Another].

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