• Kanwar Singh Meena vs. State of Rajasthan & Anr. Criminal Appeal N0. 1662 of 2012 [Arising out of Special Leave Petition (Crl.) No.155 of 2012],

    The Hon’ble Supreme Court has held that:

    “The High Court or the Sessions Court can cancel bail  even in cases where the order granting  bail  suffers  from  serious  infirmities resulting in miscarriage of justice.  If the  court  granting  bail  ignores relevant materials indicating prima facie  involvement  of  the  accused  or takes into account irrelevant  material,  which  has  no  relevance  to  the question of grant of bail to the accused, the High  Court  or  the  Sessions Court would be justified in cancelling the bail.  Such  orders  are  against the well recognized principles underlying the power  to  grant  bail.   Such orders are legally infirm and vulnerable leading to miscarriage  of  justice and absence of supervening circumstances  such  as  the  propensity  of  the accused to tamper with the evidence, to flee from justice,  etc.  would  not deter the court from cancelling the bail.  The High Court  or  the  Sessions Court is bound to cancel such bail orders particularly when they are  passed releasing accused involved in heinous crimes because they ultimately  result in weakening the prosecution case and have adverse impact  on  the  society.

    Needless to say that though the powers of this court are  much  wider,  this court is equally guided by the above principles in the matter  of  grant  or cancellation of bail.” [Para 10]