Supreme Court calls for stricter approach in granting bail to police in custodial death cases

Having regard to the overall influence a member of a police force may wield in connection with a case against them pertaining to custodial death, a stricter view is to be taken, the Court said.

The Supreme Court recently observed that a stricter approach is required to decide on the question of bail when the person seeking bail is a police official who is accused in a custodial death case [Ajay Kumar Yadav vs State of Uttar Pradesh and ors].

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