JUNE 17,2021 Denial of the hearing of a bail request by courts violates the rights of the accused, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday, adding that urgent cases involving personal liberty should be taken up for hearing without any delay. The court said not listing an application for a regular bail “impinges upon the liberty of the person in custody”.
The Supreme Court was hearing a plea by an industrialist, Chunni Lal Gabba, who is accused of money laundering. His bail plea was pending in the Punjab and Haryana High Court since February 2020. He approached the Supreme Court after the high court rejected his request for an early hearing.