The listening to of a bail plea earlier than the Supreme Courtroom on Tuesday witnessed some lighter moments with the Chief Justice of India (CJI), SA Bobde, citing that the petitioner was searching for permission to go away jail on the day of Sri Krishna Janmashtami, the day Lord Krishna was believed to have been born inside a jail.
The courtroom was listening to a plea by one Dharmendra Valvi, who was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for homicide.
“You need bail or jail? As we speak Lord Krishna was born in jail. Do you wish to depart jail?” CJI Bobde requested the petitioner’s counsel in jest. The counsel replied within the affirmative.
“Good. Faith shouldn’t be one thing you’re extraordinarily hooked up to,” the CJI remarked earlier than granting bail.
Sri Krishna Janmashtami is an annual Hindu pageant celebrating the beginning of Lord Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Krishna is believed to have been born in a jail cell in Mathura the place his mother and father, Devaki and Vasudeva, have been imprisoned by his uncle Kansa.
Dharmendra Valvi, a Congress I occasion member, and 5 different occasion employees, have been accused of murdering a political opponent from the BJP in 1994. They have been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment by the trial courtroom and the identical was upheld by the Bombay excessive courtroom in September 2017.
The attraction towards the excessive courtroom verdict is pending earlier than the Supreme Courtroom.
“In the course of the pendency of the primary attraction, the appellant, Dharmendra Valvi is directed to be launched on bail on furnishing bail bonds within the sum of Rs 25,000 with two sureties of the like quantity,” the highest courtroom ordered.