Absconder should not be granted bail: Delhi HC
The Delhi High Court on Monday said that an absconder should not be granted anticipatory bail in criminal cases.
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday said
that an absconder should not be granted anticipatory bail in
"A person, who is absconding and evading process of law,
is not entitled to grant of anticipatory bail save in
exceptional case justifying departure from this principle,"
Justice V K Jain said.
The court passed the order on a petition filed by a
person accused of raping his fiancee, seeking anticipatory
bail. It said that bail should not be granted in such cases as
there is a possibility of the accused escaping from the
clutches of law.
"Unless there are peculiar and special facts and
circumstances in a given case, the court would not be
justified in extending the benefit of anticipatory bail to
such a person," the court said while referring the verdicts of
the apex court.
In this case, the accused Nikhil Parasar had come in
contact with the victim through a marriage portal and their
family agreed for their marriage. Subsequently, their parents
arranged the pre-marriage ceremony -- `Roka`.
After the ceremony, the couple used to meet frequently
and the accused had allegedly forced the girl to have sexual
relation against her wishes. Later, the boy refused to marry
her and she filed a criminal complaint against him after which
Apprehending arrest, the accused approached the High
Court which refused to grant him bail.