The judge held that the time period available to the investigating agency to complete the in the case would be 90 days and not 60 days.
Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday dismissed the bail plea of a 16-year-old student, accused of killing a seven-year-old boy in a private school in Gurgaon.
Justice Daya Chaudhary rejected the accused’s submission that he deserved the benefit of statutory bail on the ground that the CBI has failed to conclude its probe within the prescribed limit of 60 days.
The judge held that the time period available to the investigating agency to complete the probe in the case would be 90 days and not 60 days.
The accused had challenged the February 5 order of a Gurgaon sessions court which had rejected his plea saying that the stage was not fit for granting bail.
“In view of the facts and the law position..., it is apparent that the appellant is not entitled to be released on statutory/default bail as no indefeasible right has accrued to him under Section 167(2) CrPC and the present appeal being devoid of any merit is, hereby, dismissed,” the court said.