The Supreme Court cancelled the bail granted to three accused in a murder case.

The bench noted that they were granted bail by the Allahabad High Court merely by noticing that the other accused had also been granted bail.

The decision came following an appeal challenging the bail orders passed by the Allahabad High Court.

Justice C.T. Ravikumar and Justice Rajesh Bindal observed, “The reasons for cancellation of the bail, granted by the High Court to the co-accused Neyaz Ahmad, by this Court as per order dated 28.04.2023 also assume relevance in the context of the challenge made against the impugned orders. Proprio vigore such reasons will apply in the case of the orders impugned in the captioned appeals as well…Considering the aforesaid factual matrix, in our opinion, the impugned orders cannot be legally sustained, the same are accordingly set aside.

Advocate Naghma Imtiaz represented the appellant, while GA Jitendra Kumar Pandey appeared for the respondents.

An FIR was registered against the accused involving serious allegations including murder under Sections 147, 148, 149, 302, 336, and 427 of IPC. The accused were all granted bail by the High Court despite the informant being threatened with dire consequences by the accused.

The Supreme Court held that the orders passed by the High Court deserved to be set aside since the “bail to the said respondents was granted without even noticing the facts in detail” and the accused were allegedly involved in a heinous crime of murder on a very paltry issue.

Consequently, the Court cancelled the bail of the accused and directed them to surrender to custody before the Trial Court.

Cause Title: Aqeel Ahmad v. State Of Uttar Pradesh & Anr. (Neutral Citation: 2024 INSC 268)


Appellant: Advocates Naghma Imtiaz, Zargham Ahmed and Saif Naseem

Respondents: AOR Srishti Singh

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