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SC grants bail subject to conditions, not to interact with witnesses or delay trial.

Supreme Court of India

Justice Ashok Bhushan & Justice S. Ravindra Bhat

The SC on April 08, 2020 {SURINDER PAL SINGH v. THE STATE OF PUNJAB} held that the ends of justice be served in releasing the appellant on bail on such terms and conditions as may be fixed by the Trial Court. It was held that the conditions to be fixed shall also include that in event the appellant in any manner interacts with any of the witnesses or tries to tamper with evidence or cause delay in the trial, the respondent shall be at liberty to pray for cancellation of bail before the Trial Court itself.

In the present case, the appellant is facing trial in a case under Sections 201, 420, 465, 467, 468, 471, 506, 120-B of the Indian Penal Code and Section 13(1)(d) and 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 in FIR No.6 dated 08.06.2017.

The appeal before the SC has been filed against order dated 29.10.2019 passed by the High Court of Punjab and Haryana; by which the second bail application filed by the appellant has been rejected. The bail was granted as aforesaid by the SC.

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