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SC grants One Month Bail to Unitech Promoter Sanjay Chandra

The SC on July 07, 2020 {BHUPINDER SINGH vs UNITECH LTD.} held that a
case for the grant of interim bail has been made out on humanitarian grounds since both the parents of the applicant have tested positive for Covid-19 and having regard to their advanced age. It was held that the order is being passed only on the basis of these facts and circumstances.

It was however directed by the Bench, comprising of Justice D.Y. Chandrachud & Justice M.R. Shah, that the passport of the applicant shall be deposited with
the trial court and the applicant shall report on every Sunday before the nearest local police station.

The application for interim bail had been filed by Sanjay Chandra, who was in custody since 17 August 2017. The ground on which interim bail had been sought before the SC was that the parents of the applicant, who are 81 years and 78 years of age respectively, had tested positive for Covid-19.

The SC directed that the applicant, Sanjay Chandra, shall be released on interim bail for a period of thirty days from the date of his actual release.

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