Man accused of aiding terror suspect to evade granted bail; SC says no mention in FIR

By Astha Joshi-

When the name of the accused, who was booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA), was not found in the FIR, the man accused of aiding a terror suspect to flee was released by the Supreme Court.

The Bench of Justices RF Nariman, Navin Sinha, and KM Joseph said that the accused was nowhere mentioned in the FIR. The top court set aside the order granted by the Rajasthan High Court.

The Court said, “The High Court stating that a prima facie case has been made out against the petitioner based on the public prosecutor’s statement cannot be said to be strictly correct.”

Further, the Bench remarked, “Having perused these documents, without saying anything more, so as not to prejudice the trial, we set aside the judgment of the High Court.”