LIVE UPDATES : YSRCP MP Krishna Raju’s Bail Hearing In Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesLIVE UPDATES : YSRCP MP Krishna Raju’s Bail Hearing In Supreme Court Radhika Roy21 May 2021 2:42 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court is hearing the bail plea of YSRCP MP Raghu Rama Krishna Raju from Andhra Pradesh, who was arrested by Guntur CID for charges of sedition and promotion of communal hatred over his speeches.A bench comprising Justices Vineet Saran and BR Gavai is hearing the matter.Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi is appearing for Krishna Raju. Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave is appearing for the State of Andhra Pradesh.Live Updates may be followed here:Live Updates 21 May 2021 4:28 AMBail condition : Personal bond of Rupees one lakh and provide two securities of the like amount before the trial court within one week.21 May 2021 4:27 AMSupreme Court imposes bail conditions : He will cooperate with investigation, he will respond whenever he is called upon by the IO. He shall be given at least 24 hrs notice by IO. He shall be permitted in presence of his advocate who may not be part of investigation, but can be present.He shall not give press interviews or make media statements. He shall not try to influence the witnesses or investigations.21 May 2021 4:26 AMSupreme Court grants bail to YSRCP MP Krishna Raju.”FIR was lodged only after detailed inquiry by State CID. Considering the totality of the circumstances and also the health of the Petitioner, specially that he had undergone heart bypass surgery, we deem it just and proper that the Petitioner be enlarged on bail”.21 May 2021 4:23 AMSupreme Court : We are of the opinion that charges are not such that custodial interrogation would be required as all statements of Petitioner are on record and the FIR was registered after enquiry by the CID. 21 May 2021 4:23 AMSupreme Court says that custodial interrogation of the petitioner (Krishna Raju) as such may not be required.21 May 2021 4:22 AMSupreme Court prima facie says that the petitioner (Krishna Raju MP) was ill-treated in custody, having regard to the medical reports on record.21 May 2021 4:22 AMBench dictating the order : Jurisdiction of the High Court and the trial court for bail are concurrent. Merely because the petitioner approached the High Court first, it does not mean that the High Court cannot consider the bail application. As such we are of the view that the High Court ought to have considered the bail application. However, since the High Court has not considered the bail application, and much water has flown after the High Court order – there are two medical reports, one by the government hospital and another by Army Hospital- we deem it appropriate to consider the bail application on merits.21 May 2021 4:19 AMBench dictating the order : Mr. Dave has submitted that such statements could incite hatred and this bail should not be granted. We have heard both the parties. 21 May 2021 4:19 AMBench dictating the order : According to Dave, the fracture is self inflicted by the Petitioner. He states both the reports are honest and he further relied on statements by Petitioners from time to time, which according to him amount to sedition.21 May 2021 4:18 AMBench dictating the order :As regards the report of Army Hospital, Mr. Dave has fairly stated that he does not doubt the correctness of report, but has submitted that the report submitted by government hospital, there was no fracture shown which was there in Army report.>Load MoreSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more