The Supreme Court of India granted bail to two appellants, Vernon and Arun, who were charged under various sections of the 1967 Act, except Section 40. The appellants were accused of association with a terrorist organization and promoting violence against a democratically elected government. The prosecution’s evidence included letters and witness statements, but no direct evidence was found against the appellants themselves.

The Court ruled that the evidence did not establish reasonable grounds to believe the accusations against the appellants were prima facie true. Additionally, the Court considered the five-year detention period and granted bail with certain conditions.

VERNON …APPELLANT(S)
VERSUS
THE STATE OF MAHARASHTRA & ANR. …RESPONDENT(S)
decided by the Supreme Court on 28.07.23

By aor.sanjivnarang@gmail.com

Sanjiv Narang Adv. is an Advocate on Record in the Supreme Court of India. His qualifications include an LLB from University of Delhi and a Masters degree in Personnel Management from Panjab University,Chandigarh.In his more than 3 decades of experience, he has practiced law at the District, High Court and Supreme Court levels.He also has more than a decade of experience in the field of Management. He is the author of two books namely Laws for Women in India and Innovation, Why What and How.