The Bombay High Court has yet again granted bail to a law student for appearing in his semester examinations. It is not the first time the said student has been granted a conditional bail for this reason, as the court had granted him bail last year for attending his first and second semester examinations.
A division bench of Justice SB Shukre and Justice ZA Haq of the Nagpur bench were hearing the law student’s criminal application in an appeal seeking temporary bail.
Amicus curiae Mir Nagman Ali is assisting the court in the matter. He submitted that the applicant student was seeking bail in order to be able to appear in third and fourth-semester examinations of the three-year LLB course he is pursuing.
Amicus also submitted that a temporary bail was granted to the applicant last year for the same reason and the applicant in compliance with the directions issued to him by the high court, had surrendered before the jail authorities on the appointed date. The applicant student’s conduct discloses his respect for the law, Ali said.
The court agreed with the amicus’ submissions and said:
“So far as the conduct of the appellant is concerned, we have no doubt whatsoever in our mind. He has been complying with the directions issued by this Court. From the documents submitted on record, we find that Third Semester Examination of the Law Course of the appellant has already commenced with effect from today. However, there are four more papers to go for which, this applicant can at least be offered an opportunity to appear at the examination.
Having regard to the conduct of the appellant and in order to fulfil his inspiration to pursue higher education, we are of the view that even on this occasion, the appellant can be granted temporary bail. Accordingly, the application is allowed.”
Thus, bail was granted on certain conditions.