A bench of Justice S.A. Bobde and Justice L.N. Rao said that the two accused — Hardin Sikri and Karan Chhabra — will continue to remain in custody.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to grant bail to two of the three accused in the Jindal Global University gangrape incident and asked the Punjab and Haryana high court to decide within five months their appeals against their conviction for 20 years by the trial court in Haryana.
A bench of Justice S.A. Bobde and Justice L.N. Rao said that the two accused — Hardin Sikri and Karan Chhabra — will continue to remain in custody while another accused Vikas Garg, who was granted protection from arrest, will continue to be out on bail.
“In the interest of justice, we don’t propose to discuss on merits of the case, since appeals are pending in the HC. We find it appropriate that two interim orders passed by this court (staying grant of bail by the HC and ordering protection from arrest to third accused Garg) will remain in force till the appeals are finally decided by the high court,” the bench said.