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High Courts flooded with bail petitions because district judges hesitant to grant bail due to fear of being targeted: CJI DY Chandrachud

Justice Chandrachud was speaking at an event organised by the Bar Council of India to felicitate him after he took over as the Chief Justice of India.

“Reason why higher judiciary is getting flooded with bail applications is because of the reluctance of the grassroots to grant bail and why are judges at grassroot hesitant to grant bail. Not because they don’t have the ability. They understand it probably better than higher court judges because they know crime is at grassroot level but there is a sense of fear that, ‘If I grant bail, will somebody target me tomorrow that I granted bail in a heinous case?” the judge said.

The CJI opined that this sense of fear is something no one talks about, but it is necessary to confront the issue to ensure that the lower judiciary is not rendered toothless and dysfunctional.

“If you commit an error, surely that error is amenable to correction and it is not that we are Supreme Court and we never commit errors. As they always say, ‘the Supreme Court is not final because it is right, but it is right because it is final'”, the judge added.

Source: Barandbench

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