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The Supreme Court on Monday said that mere filing of charge sheet cannot be a ground for cancellation of bail of an accused. The court said that if a special and strong case is made out against the accused in the charge sheet, then his default bail can be cancelled.
A bench of Justice MR Shah and Justice CT Ravikumar said that mere filing of a charge sheet cannot set aside bail unless the court is satisfied that the accused has committed a non-bailable offense and a strong case is being made out against him. . Besides, other courts also cannot be barred from considering the petition for cancellation of bail.
Comment on the murder case of former Andhra minister
The Supreme Court made this remark during the hearing of the petition related to cancellation of bail of Era Gangi Reddy in the murder case of former Andhra Pradesh minister YS Vivekananda Reddy. The SC also directed the Telangana High Court to consider the CBI’s plea.
It may be noted that Vivekananda Reddy, younger brother of late Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy and uncle of current Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy, was murdered at his Pulivendula residence on March 15, 2019.
Hearing ended on 5 January
The arguments on cancellation of Gangireddy’s bail ended on the 5th of this month. Justice MR Shah’s bench had reserved the verdict during the last hearing. The Supreme Court has directed the Telangana High Court to decide whether to cancel the bail on the merits of the case. Earlier merit was not considered while granting bail, now Telangana High Court has to consider all aspects and decide, Supreme Court said.
The Supreme Court ordered that the matter of cancellation of bail should also be decided in the Telangana High Court after the trial of the case was transferred to Telangana.