A wonderful pronouncement indeed, of a 5-eminent judge Constitutional bench which decided that once Anticipatory Bail is granted u/s 438 CrPC by either a Sessions Court or High Court, it does not have any time limit to it regarding it’s effect. Further, here it was held, No need to get a Regular Bail once AB is granted.
From now onwards, no need to covert Anticipatory Bail into a Regular Bail, upon closure of investigation by I.O. and filing of Charge sheet into a Trial Court.
Here is the Order passed.Sushila Aggarwal and Ors Vs State (NCT of Delhi) on 29 January, 2020 Order
And the 133-page jewel of judgment, endorsing the view taken by my favorite Justice Shri Dalveer Bhandavi in Siddharam Satlingappa Mhetre is below.Sushila Aggarwal and Ors Vs State (NCT of Delhi) on 29 January, 2020 Judgement
Citations : [2020 SCC ONLINE SC 98], [2020 DLT SC 266 741]
Other Sources :
5-judge bench holds no time limit could be fixed while granting anticipatory bail [Full report]
The life of this case is in detail available here.
Index of all Anticipatory Bail Matters is here and all Bail matters list is here.