Advocate Sushila
SUPREME COURT DIRECTS GUJARAT HIGH COURT TO GIVE REASONS FOR GRANITNG INTERIM PROTECTION FROM ARREST IN SEXUAL OFFENCES
Advocate Sushila Ram 27 Jun 2021

SUPREME COURT DIRECTS GUJARAT HIGH COURT TO GIVE REASONS FOR GRANITNG INTERIM PROTECTION FROM ARREST IN SEXUAL OFFENCES


The Two Judge Bench of the Hon’ble #SupremeCourt comprising of Justices B R Gavai and Krishna Murari passed an Order dated 01-06-2021 in the case of Sorathia Bindi v. State of Gujarat {2021 SCC OnLine SC 419} and observed that reasons have to be cited in order to grant #interimprotection from #arrest in #sexualoffence cases.


In the present case, the Petitioner lodged a First Information Report (FIR) against the Respondent No. 2 for various sexual offences including rape under the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) and Sections 66(E) and 67(A) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act) which pertain to punishment for violation of right to privacy and punishment for publishing material containing sexually explicit acts, etc respectively. Consequently, the Respondent No. 2 applied for anticipatory bail before the Gujarat High Court. The Single Judge Bench of the High Court passed an Order dated 16-03-2021 and issued a notice on the said Application for Anticipatory Bail and directed that the Applicant shall not be arrested in the meanwhile.


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https://theindianlawyer.in/supreme-court-directs-gujarat-high-court-to-give-reasons-for-granitng-interim-protection-from-arrest-in-sexual-offences/


#supremecourt #gujarathighcourt #interimprotection #arrest #sexualoffence

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