After an appeal was filed against the order of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, the Supreme Court of India ordered the Respondent Accused to surrender before the trial court. Vipan Kumar Dhir father of the deceased appealed against the anticipatory bail granted to the mother-in-law of the deceased on account of the charges under Section 304B, 302 and 120B of the Indian Penal Code. This case revolves around the dowry death of the victim, where the accused were absconding until the interim bail was granted to them by the High Court of Punjab and Haryana. The bail was granted mainly on the ground to seek equality with the co-accused Daksh Adya.
The Supreme Court said that the Respondent Accused was running away from the investigation for nearly two years and only after securing the bail she is cooperating in the investigation. Further, the Supreme Court observed that the High Court was wrong in granting anticipatory bail to the Respondent Accused on the ground of co-accused equality since there are specific accusations against the Respondent Accused. Also, the Supreme Court showed concern about the absconding for two years devoid of any valid reason.
The Supreme Court highlighted that it is early to comment on the case but mentioned that the investigation only revolved around the accusations of the accused and all others are held innocent by the investigating officer. The Supreme Court ordered the Respondent Accused to surrender before the trial court in one week and there the request shall be held as per law.
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