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Bail Not Jail Is The Governing Principle, Says Supreme Court

Arnab Goswami’s Case

The Supreme Court of India on Friday asked courts across the country to enforce the principle of bail as a rule and jail as an exception while examining…

  • Arpan Chaturvedi
  • Bloomberg

Common citizens without the means or resources to move high courts or this court languish as undertrials.

Courts must be alive to the situation as it prevails on the ground – in the jails and police stations where human dignity has no protector, said the top court in its judgment.

The observations were part of the detailed reasons for granting interim bail to Republic TV’s…

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