Does Anticipatory Bail have an expiration date? Question referred to larger SC Bench

Meera Emmanuel May 16 2018

The question of whether the grant of anticipatory bail should be limited to a definite period of time has been referred to a larger Bench of the Supreme Court by a three judge Bench of Justices Kurian Joseph, Mohan M Shantanagoudar and Navin Sinha.

The order passed on Tuesday poses the following questions to be considered by the larger Bench, i.e.

  1. Whether the protection granted to a person under Section 438 CrPC . . .

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