How many years can an undertrial languish in jail without trial? HC asks NIA on Bhima-Koregaon Case
How many years can an undertrial languish in jail without trial? Bombay High Court asks NIA on Bhima-Koregaon Violence
Free Press Journal / by Narsi Benwal
HC says it has too much of respect for Stan Swamy and his work, irrespective of the legal position.
The Bombay High Court bench of Justices Sambhaji Shinde and Nizamoodin Jamadar on Monday asked the National Investigations Agency (NIA) as to for how many years could an undertrial be languishing in jail without trial. The bench was referring to the fact that several rights activists, some of them senior citizens, arrested in the Bhima-Koregaon violence case, have been in prison without charges being framed against them, since last three years.
We Have Respect For Father Stan Swamy’s Work: Bombay High Court
Live Law / by Sharmeen Hakim
Justice SS Shinde of the Bombay High Court on Monday said late tribal rights activist and priest – Stan Swamy’s – graceful funeral service after his demise on July 5 2021, had touched him.
“I was informed about the timing of the funeral service. Such a wonderful person. The kind of services he has rendered to the society. We have respect for his work. Legally, whatever is there against him is a different matter…We normally don’t get time for TV, but we saw this funeral, and it was very graceful.”
You will argue and leave, but we have to answer: Bombay HC to NIA during bail hearing of late Father Stan Swamy
Bar & Bench / by Neha Joshi
“For how many years without trial can people be asked to languish in jails? Speedy trial is a fundamental right,” the Court said.
The Bombay High Court on Monday lamented at the inordinate delay in concluding trials resulting in accused languishing in jails as undertrial prisoners.