A division bench of Apex Court passed guidelines while disposing the appearance of the petitioners u/s 205 CrPC.
R.Annapurna Vs Ramadugu Anantha Krishna Sastry and Ors on 09 Aug 2000 (IK Ver)
7. Consequentially, we quash the order of the High Court dated 3.10.1996. However, we hasten to add that this order of ours is passed without prejudice to the right of the respondents to move the trial court for discharge. We are disposed to afford some more reliefs to the respondents. We notice that among the respondent some of them are ladies. So, if any of the respondents would apply before the trial court for exempting them from personal appearance the trial court shall exempt them from personal appearance on the following conditions:
1. He or she would not dispute his or her identity as the particular accused mentioned in the charge sheet.
2. A counsel on their behalf would be present in the court whenever the case is taken up.
3. They would be present in the court on the date when such presence becomes imperatively needed.
R.Annapurna Vs Ramadugu Anantha Krishna Sastry and Ors on 09 Aug 2000 (CM Ver)
R.Annapurna Vs Ramadugu Anantha Krishna Sastry and Ors on 09 Aug 2000 (LD Ver)
R Annapurna Vs Ramadugu Anantha Krishna Sastry on 09 Aug 2000 (CK Ver)
Citations: [2000 ACR SC 3 2522], [2000 JT SC 10 479], [2002 SCC 10 401], [2001 AIR SC 0 2308], [2001 AIR SCW 2308]