Former Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia (file photo)
Former Supreme Court judge Justice Madan B Lokur has raised many questions on the courts’ decision not to grant bail. Justice Lokur has also raised questions regarding not granting bail to former Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia. He has said, “It seems that the courts have forgotten the basic principles of granting or refusing bail.” He has also termed the intentions of the investigating agencies as extremely unfortunate, from filing incomplete charge sheets to not providing documents just to keep the accused in jail.
Responding to a question about the denial of bail to AAP leader Manish Sisodia, former judge Madan B Lokur said, ‘Nowadays if a person is arrested, you can be assured that he will be in jail for at least a few months. Will be in jail for. The former judge said that the police first arrest the person and then start investigating seriously. An incomplete charge sheet is filed and thereafter a supplementary charge sheet is filed and the documents are not produced.
unfortunate and disturbing
According to PTI, former judge Madan B Lokur said that it is very unfortunate and disturbing that some courts are not ready to look into such aspects. He said, ‘Corruption cases against some politicians are not new. There are other criminal cases against some politicians also. It is difficult to make allegations of political vendetta in all cases, but there may be some truth in some cases.
Law books don’t tell the whole story
When Justice Lokur was asked how the judiciary should approach the issue of alleged misuse of investigative agencies by the Central and State governments, he said the judiciary needs to be aware of the reality of life as law books do not tell the whole story. . The former judge said that the apex court has adopted basic principles in several judgments for the exercise of discretionary power in bail matters.
He said that the problem is that some courts do not apply these basic principles even though they know it all. However, the question arises that why is this being done?
Serious suspicion of political vendetta
The Supreme Court on October 30 refused to grant bail to former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in corruption and money laundering cases related to the alleged Delhi Excise Policy scam. CBI arrested him on 26 February. The former judge has raised questions regarding his arrest and not getting bail till now.
Regarding the increasing number of corruption cases filed by government agencies against political opponents in recent years, Justice Lokur said that such things are not new. He said- Corruption cases against some politicians are not new. There are other criminal cases against some politicians also. The whole situation gives rise to serious suspicion of political vendetta.
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