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SC grants six weeks time to surrender, dismisses anticipatory bail petition

The SC on July 10, 2020 {MD. ABU SHAID KHAN @ SELIM KHAN vs THE STATE OF WEST BENGAL} held that it is not inclined to interfere with the impugned order passed by the High Court whereby the High Court dismissed the application for anticipatory bail filed by the petitioner.

It was however held by the Bench, comprising of Justice N.V. RAMANA, Justice SURYA KANT & Justice KRISHNA MURARI, that taking into consideration the facts and circumstances of the present case, it grants six weeks’ time to the petitioner to surrender before the concerned trial court and file an application for regular bail.

It was held that if the petitioner surrenders before the concerned trial court within the time stipulated hereinabove and files an application seeking enlargement on bail, the trial court is directed to consider and dispose of the same in accordance with law expeditiously.

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