Supreme Court pulls up Madhya Pradesh High Court for refusing bail to 70-year-old blind convict

The top court said the high court could have easily considered the convict's plea for suspension of sentence in the first instance by applying the correct principles of law.
Supreme Court
Supreme Court

The Supreme Court recently granted bail to a 70-year-old blind man in a cheating and forgery case, observing that Madhya Pradesh High Court had adopted a "casual approach" in dealing with his plea for suspension of sentence [Bherulal v. State of Madhya Pradesh].

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