In a case of Honour Killing of woman’s husband, Prosecution Counsel Plead to the Supreme Court to cancel bail of the accused before Trial

In the case of Mamta Nair v. The State of Rajasthan, being heard by coram of Chief Justice Ramana of the Supreme Court and Justices Surya Kant and Aniruddha Bose, cancelled the bail of the petitioner’s brother (Mukesh Choudhary).

The facts are based on honour killing of husband. The petitioner’s husband was shot point blank when the petitioner was 6months pregnant. Senior Advocate Indira Jaising called it a case of ‘blatant honour killing’ as the parents were trying to stop the girl from marrying Amit (deceased husband of petitioner), and the parents had entered the house with sharpshooter and shot their daughter’s husband.

The parents had also been pressurizing the petitioner to abort in 2016, so that they could marry her to someone from their own caste or community.

The 29-year-old petitioner challenged the order of the Rajasthan High Court dated 9 July 2021, when the High Court had granted bail to the petitioner’s mother who is also an accused in the case.

The counsel HD Thanvi appearing for the State of Rajasthan pleaded that bail granted to the accused should be cancelled in the interest of fair Trial.

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