News By/Courtesy: Neha Mishra | 03 Jan 2022 20:47pm IST


  • Two family members of one of the deceased in Mecca Masjid Bombing Case filed an appeal in the SC.
  • The appeal was against the 90 days limitation period of the NIA Act.
  • The appeal was filed after the NIA decided not to challenge the acquittal of the accused in the case.

Of the 2007 Mecca Masjid bomb impact, a deceased person’s two family members have moved toward the Supreme Court testing Section 21(5) of the National Investigation Agency Act (NIA Act) which sets down constraint period for documenting requests under the Act. The supplication is an appeal against an April 2021 judgment of the Telangana High Court which had excused the candidates' writ request testing the arrangement. Section 21(5) sets out a 30-day constraint period for recording requests from the extraordinary NIA court to the High Court.

The High Court can decide to engage an allure later the expiry of the said time of thirty days assuming it is fulfilled that there was adequate justification for the delay in recording the allure. Notwithstanding, no appeal can be engaged following a time of 90 days. A notice regarding that situation was given and it was labelled with another criminal appeal by a Bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and MM Sundresh. The solicitors, the father and spouse of one of the casualties of the Mecca bomb impact of 2007, had documented an appeal against a 2018 judgment of the exceptional NIA court clearing five charges for the situation.

They documented allure against something similar after coming to realize that the NIA had chosen not to challenge the exoneration. Notwithstanding, under the steady gaze of the High Court, the guidance for NIA had a problem with the appeal referring to the 97-day delay in documenting the appeal. The High Court excused the appeal since it was documented later the 90-day cutoff time endorsed by Section 21(5). From that point, they recorded a writ request under the steady gaze of the High Court testing the Constitutionality of Section 21(5) which came to be excused prompting the current supplication under the watchful eye of the top court.

The supplication said that the option to claim in criminal procedures is secured by Article 21 and any outright limitation on the equivalent is unlawful. In such a manner, the supplication depended on a full seat choice of the Allahabad High Court which tracked down an indistinguishable arrangement of the Scheduled standings Scheduled clans (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015 to be unlawful. Section 21(5) arrangement disregards Article 21 by putting nonsensical limitations on the right of appeal, the request said. In criminal procedures, the right of first allure observes its place well inside the ambit of Article 21, the candidate battled.

Section Editor: KADAM HANS | 04 Jan 2022 19:44pm IST

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