Default Bail Not Accessible For Not Filing Supplementary Charge sheet: Karnataka high court

The Karnataka High Court has ruled that the extra charge sheet is essentially more evidence against the accused, and therefore the provisions of section 167(2) of the Criminal Procedure Code (default bail) cannot be invoked.

Santosh Kadam’s suit challenging the Sessions Court’s order was dismissed by Justice Rajendra Badmikar. And Kadam is accused of violating sections 380, 457, 458, 382, 201 of the IPC of 1959, as well as section 25 of the IPC (I-A).

On 04.01.2021, Bevoor Police filed a charge sheet against the accused persons following an investigation. Following that, Kadam was detained on 06.02.2021, and police filed a supplementary charge sheet under section 173(8) of the CrPC on 17.05.2021.

The accused’s lawyer, Ekakar Anand R. Koli, claimed that he was detained on February 6, 2021, and the supplemental charge sheet was filed on May 17, 2021, and that because the supplementary charge sheet was not filed within 90 days, the case was dismissed.

The court concluded by saying, “The request is destitute of any justify and is misinterpreted and, thus, must be expelled on practicality as well as justify.”

Advocate Ramesh B Chigari, showing up for the State, contradicted the request on the ground that the charge sheet was submitted against the show solicitor sometime recently his capture. In this manner, he submits to the arrangements of area 167(2) of the SRPC cannot apply to him.

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