Liberty Is Important But Courts Must Consider Potential Threat To Witnesses, Victims While Granting Bail : Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesLiberty Is Important But Courts Must Consider Potential Threat To Witnesses, Victims While Granting Bail : Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK25 April 2021 6:52 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has reiterated that it is necessary for courts to consider the impact on the witnesses or victims in a criminal case while granting bail to an accused.Observing thus, the Supreme Court set aside an order of the Allahabad High Court which granted bail to an accused who was arrested under the U.P. Gangster and Anti-Social Activities(Prevention) Act, 1986. The accused was alleged to be a contract killer and sharp shooter. Challenging the bail granted by the High Court, the widow of the deceased approach the Supreme Court.The Supreme Court observed that the High Court has overlooked several aspects, such as the potential threat to witnesses, forcing the trial court to grant protection.”It is needless to point out that in cases of this nature, it is important that courts do not enlarge an accused on bail with a blinkered vision by just taking into account only the parties before them and the incident in question. It is necessary for courts to consider the impact that release of such persons on bail will have on the witnesses yet to be examined and the innocent members of the family of the victim who might be the next victims”, a bench headed by CJI SA Bobde(on his last working day) held.”There is no doubt that liberty is important, even that of a person charged with crime but it is important for the courts to recognise the potential threat to the life and liberty of victims/witnesses, if such accused is released on bail”, the bench, also comprising Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian observed. The Supreme Court re-stated the considerations regarding grant of bail as follows :(i) Whether there was a prima facie or reasonable ground to believe that the accused had committed the offence;(ii) nature and gravity of accusations;(iii)severity of the punishment in the event of a conviction;(iv)danger of the accused absconding or fleeing, if granted bail;(v)character, behaviour, means, position and standing of the accused;(vi)likelihood of repetition of the offence;(vii)reasonable apprehension of the witnesses being influenced; and(viii)danger of justice being thwarted by grant of bailThis was the last order signed by CJI SA Bobde as a judge of the Supreme Court.Case DetailsCase Title : Sudha Singh vs State of Uttar Pradesh and othersCoram : CJI SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna and V RamasubramanianCitation : LL 2021 SC 229Click here to read/download the judgmentTagsBail Supreme Court #CJI SA Bobde Justice AS Bopanna #Justice V Ramasubramanian Next Storylast_img read more

Ronaldo named greatest European striker since 2000

first_imgFinal resultsCristiano Ronaldo v Thierry Henry – Ronaldo 54% So, Ronaldo is the greatest European striker since 2000. Who can really argue? Since making his professional debut in 2002 for Sporting Lisbon, Ronaldo has scored a ridiculous 626 goals in 838 first-team appearances. Read Also:Barca confident Messi can face Mallorca, despite thigh injury He’s won trophies in Portugal, England, Spain and Italy as well as leading his nation Portugal to the European Championship and Nations League. He may cherish his five Ballon d’Or but surely winning BBC’s greatest European striker since 2000 will list alongside all of his individual accolades… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year12 Countries Whose Technological Progress AmazesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Here Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldTop 10 Most Famous Female Racers Of All Time14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now Semi-final resultsMatch 1: Alessandro Del Piero v Thierry Henry – Henry 83%Match 2: Cristiano Ronaldo v  – Ronaldo 78% Henry and Ronaldo breeze into the final after convincing wins against Del Piero and Lewandowski respectively. Last 16 resultsMatch 1: Kylian Mbappe v Alessandro Del Piero – Del Piero 65%Match 2: David Villa v Diego Costa – Villa 83%Match 3: Edin Dzeko v Thierry Henry – Henry 97%Match 4: Zlatan Ibrahimovic v Alan Shearer – Ibrahimovic 51%Match 5: Wayne Rooney v Henrik Larsson – Rooney 70%Match 6: Francesco Totti v Cristiano Ronaldo – Ronaldo 89%Match 7: Robin van Persie v Karim Benzema – van Persie 73%Match 8: Robert Lewandowski v Raul – Lewandowski 62% Like in the round of 32, Henry won with 97% of the vote against Edin Dzeko. While Ronaldo breezed past Roma legend Francesco Totti. Zlatan Ibrahimovic squeezed past Alan Shearer by the smallest of margins, to join the likes of Del Piero, David Villa and Van Persie in the quarter-finals. Now we’re getting serious. Del Piero narrowly beat David Villa, while Henry, once again, eased past his opponent – this time Ibrahimovic with 77% of the vote. Ronaldo thrashed former United teammate Rooney, while Lewandowski got the better of another former Man Utd player, Van Persie. Loading… Quarter-final resultsMatch 1: Alessandro Del Piero v David Villa – Del Piero 56%Match 2: Thierry Henry v Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Henry 77%Match 3: Wayne Rooney v Cristiano Ronaldo – Ronaldo 89%Match 4: Robin van Persie v Robert Lewandowski – Lewandowski 70% Cristiano Ronaldo has been voted as the greatest European striker since 2000. BBC Sport conducted a poll on Thursday involving 32 of the best European strikers and pitted them against each other in a World Cup of voting. BBC claim that “to be included on the shortlist, players must have scored at least 20 goals in three seasons and their international pedigree and success has also been taken into account.” And, of course, they had to be European. BBC journalists shortlisted the 32 best strikers in Europe to fans began voting in their thousands. Let’s take a look at how the round of 32 panned out: Last 32 results: Match 1: Kylian Mbappe v Harry Kane – Mbappe 58%Match 2: Gareth Bale v Alessandro Del Piero – Del Piero 72%Match 3: David Villa v Romelu Lukaku – Villa 90%Match 4: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar v Diego Costa – Costa 66%Match 5: Antonio Di Natale v Edin Dzeko – Dzeko 63%Match 6: Thierry Henry v David Trezeguet – Henry 97%Match 7: Zlatan Ibrahimovic v Andriy Shevchenko – Zlatan 76%Match 8: Alan Shearer v Thomas Muller – Shearer 77%Mach 9: Wayne Rooney v Michael Owen – Rooney 72%Match 10: Henrik Larsson v Mario Mandzukic – Larsson 77%Match 11: Patrick Kluivert v Francesco Totti – Totti 71%Match 12: Cristiano Ronaldo v Ruud van Nistelrooy – Ronaldo 90%Match 13: Luca Toni v Robin van Persie – Van Persie 90%Match 14: Karim Benzema v Berbatov – Benzema 66%Match 15: Miroslav Klose v Robert Lewandowski – Lewandowski 78%Match 16: Raul v Fernando Torres – Raul 70% The most convincing winner of the last 32 was Thierry Henry as he breezed past compatriot David Trezeguet with 97% of the vote. Elsewhere, David Villa, Ronaldo and Robin van Persie all beat Romelu Lukaku, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Luca Toni respectively with 90%. In the all-English battle, Wayne Rooney got the better of Michael Owen but Harry Kane went out to Kylian Mbappe.last_img read more

Police Blotter 06-04-2020

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McDowell feels game is improving

first_img The Northern Irishman, who was victorious at Pebble Beach back in 2010, has endured a low-key season thus far, making six cuts at nine PGA Tour events. He is therefore looking for a timely bounce at TPC Southwind, which holds a purse of 6million US dollars (£3.8million) and acts as a warm-up for next week’s US Open at Chambers Bay. Graeme McDowell hopes the FedEx St Jude Classic provides the “competitive sharpness” he feels he is lacking before he targets a second US Open title. McDowell told “When it comes to preparing for major championships there are a few ways you can do it, you can try and simulate the conditions you’ll find the following week. “The way that the US Open jumps around it’s very difficult to have a solid warm-up venue the week before so you’ve got to take the rough with the smooth. “Some years it’s going to be a great preparation and some years maybe not. “I think the comparison of the two golf courses is that they’re at opposite ends of the spectrum but I love coming here and getting some competitive sharpness. “I think, going into a major championship, preparing and playing the golf course and having your game plan together is key – but being competitively sharp and feeling confident that you are playing well, those are just important. “For me it’s been a slow year, I kind of feel that my game’s turning a corner so I’ll be teeing it up and trying to get some competitive sharpness.” Dustin Johnson – currently ranked seventh in the world – is looking to claim first prize at Southwind for the second time having done so in 2012. The powerful driver arrives in Memphis on the back of consecutive top-15 finishes while his fellow American Webb Simpson tied for third here a year ago. Englishman Luke Donald this week sealed qualification for the US Open and makes his first start in the St Jude Classic. Billy Horschel, Ryan Palmer and Phil Mickelson are also keen to perfect their games ahead of the second major of the year. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more