E-mail bail order copies to Tihar jail: Delhi HC
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed all trial courts as well as its own Registry to e-mail the copy of bail orders to Tihar jail authorities for quick action.
New Delhi: For expeditious release of the
undertrials and convicted persons who were granted bail, the
Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed all trial courts as well as
its own Registry to e-mail the copy of bail orders to Tihar
jail authorities for quick action.
A division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and
Justice Sanjiv Khanna accepted the suggestions given by the
Delhi Legal Services Authority(DLSA) and said the bail orders
should be sent to jail authorities through e-mail so that the
undertrials should not suffer due to delay.
The Bench also accepted the DLSA`s suggestion that the
jail authorities inform the family of the undertrials/convicts
so that they would take steps to meet the bail conditions.
In addition, the court accepted the suggestion that
the bail grant registrar, in which the list of bail granted
by the court concerned is maintained by jail authorities,
would be examined by a judge to ascertain the reasons why any
convict or undertrial was not released despite a bail order.
The High Court Registry was also directed to send all
the bail orders to the concerned trial courts as well as the
jail authorities through e-mail.
The court was hearing a PIL seeking a direction to the
competent authorities to make some arrangement for some of the
undertrials/convicts who have been languishing in jail despite
bail orders but they failed to furnish sureties before the
concerned trial court.