Source: Inhouse illustration
Source: Inhouse illustration

Man fined for filing multiple frivolous bail pleas

One-liner: A Delhi court has imposed a fine on a man for filing 11 bail applications in one year, noting that the pendency of such frivolous pleas floods the dockets of the courts and wastes the precious judicial time.

Fine slapped: Additional Sessions Judge Ravinder Bedi slapped the accused with a fine of Rs 25,000 in a cheating and conspiracy case after noting that he filed the bail plea for the eleventh time without there being any change in circumstances.

  • The judge noted that the tenth bail plea of the accused was dismissed on Nov 29, 2021. The sixth plea, seeking interim bail, was junked with a cost of ₹10,000 , ASJ Bedi said. The accused is in judicial custody since Nov 27, 2020

Judge's comments: No changed circumstances have been pointed out by the counsel for the applicant except the incarceration of the accused. The application being the successive bail application can't be entertained, the judge said.

  • Hence, the same stands dismissed with a cost of ₹25,000 to be deposited with Hope Ek Asha at State Bank of India Branch, the judge ordered. Hope Ek Asha is a Delhi-based NGO