Hemant Soren's Interim Bail Plea : Live Updates From Supreme Court

Update: 2024-05-21 04:56 GMT
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The Supreme Court will hear today JMM leader and former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren's plea for interim bail for election campaigning.He has been under custody since January 31 when he was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with an alleged land scam.A vacation bench of Justices Dipankar Datta and Satish Chandra Sharma will hear the matter. The ED has filed a...

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The Supreme Court will hear today JMM leader and former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren's plea for interim bail for election campaigning.

He has been under custody since January 31 when he was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with an alleged land scam.

A vacation bench of Justices Dipankar Datta and Satish Chandra Sharma will hear the matter.  The ED has filed a reply objecting to Soren's plea, saying that allowing interim bail for campaigning will set a bad precedent as all jailed politicians will start demanding it.

Follow this page for live updates.

Live Updates
2024-05-21 07:28 GMT

Bench re-lists matter for tomorrow

2024-05-21 07:28 GMT

ASG: I'm sorry if I offended by interrupting on occasions. My filter was not working today

J Datta: I think you'll appreciate this...when another counsel starts arguing, he has prepared arguments in his own way...when your turn comes, you can contest

2024-05-21 07:27 GMT

Sibal: Let me come back tomorrow

ASG: It may be after vacations now

Sibal: Ex facie this is cooked up

J Datta: There is a good case on merits. But we have to look at it from a diff perspective. Tomorrow

2024-05-21 07:27 GMT

J Datta: Doesn't the logic in Rahul Modi apply? Here, it's not habeas corpus. But you're in illegal custody. There are judicial orders of cognizance

Sibal: It will have to be said that moment I filed for bail, my challenge to arrest is extinguished 

2024-05-21 07:21 GMT

J Datta: Doesn't the logic in Rahul Modi apply? Here, it's not habeas corpus. But you're in illegal custody. There are judicial orders of cognizance

Sibal: It will have to be said that moment I filed for bail, my challenge to arrest is extinguished 

2024-05-21 07:17 GMT

J Datta: Does the judgment in [...] apply?

Sibal: No, it was a habeas corpus case. HC has distinguished it

ASG gives citation of judgment

Sibal: Please don't interrupt, I am arguing

ASG: Just helping the Court

Sibal: I'm helping court, don't worry

2024-05-21 07:13 GMT

Sibal: I am not saying don't rely on this or that statement. Because HC delayed it, I had to ask for bail

ASG: Ditto arguments were made

2024-05-21 07:12 GMT

Sibal: There is nothing to show Bhanu Prashad shared the property details with Soren.

2024-05-21 07:07 GMT

J Datta: In application, you said arrest should not have been made

Sibal: An offense cannot be made out under PMLA - I did not argue that. I argued that in High Court. Arrest is bad on facts

2024-05-21 07:07 GMT

J Datta: Same arguments were taken earlier when application was filed

Sibal: No

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