S. Kasi v. State through the Inspector of Police, AIR 2020 SC 2921

Topic: Bail and Personal Liberty

Court: Supreme Court of India

Issue: Whether the accused person would be entitled to default bail due to non-submission of chargesheet during the lockdown period?

Held: submitting the charge-sheet before the Magistrate within the prescribed During the lockdown, the Investigation Officer was not precluded from period. Lockdown restriction by Government shall not operate as any restriction on the rights of an accused as protected by section 167(2) of Cr.P.C. regarding his indefeasible right to get a default bail on non-submission of charge-sheet within the prescribed time.

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