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‘Krishna Was Born In Jail Today, You Want Bail?’ - CJI To Convict

Lawstreet Journal 14 Aug 2020 12:24am

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On August 11, 2020, CJI Mr. Sharad Arvind Bobde in a hearing of a Bail plea before the Supreme Court asked the convict why does he want a bail on the occasion of Janmashtami, while Lord Krishna is believed to born inside a jail on this day? The Supreme Court was hearing a case of Dharmendra Valvi, who was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for committing a murder. 

“You want Bail? Today Lord Krishna was born in a Jail. Do you really want to leave the Jail?” CJI S.A. Bobde asked the petitioner’s lawyer sardonically. He added that “It is quite ironic that you are here for bail and Lord Krishna was born in the Jail today.” 

The petitioner’s lawyer answered affirmatively. In reply, CJI said that ‘it is good that you are not extremely attached to any religion, and the Bail is granted.’

He (Dharmendra Valvi) is a Congress Party leader and other 5 party workers were accused of murdering another political leader from Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in 1994. All the 6 accused were sentenced to life imprisonment by the Sessions Court and the Judgment was upheld by the Aurangabad Bench of Bombay High Court in 2017. Then, the accused made an appeal in the Supreme Court for the same, and since then the case is being pending in the Supreme Court, and on August 11, 2020, Dharmendra Valvi was granted Bail by the current CJI S.A. Bobde. 

While granting the bail, the Supreme Court directed that “During the pendency of… Continue Reading...

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