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The Bombay High Court has granted bail to former ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar and her businessman-husband Deepak Kochhar, jailed in a 3250 crore fraud case. The court has ordered bail while hearing the petition challenging the arrest. During this, the court said, ‘The arrest of the Kochhar couple is not in accordance with the order of Section 41A of the CrPC’.
On December 24 last year, the CBI had summoned the Kochhars for questioning in connection with the 2012 Videocon Group fraud case. Accusing Chanda Kochhar and Deepak Kochhar, the CBI had said that both were not answering the questions properly as well as not cooperating in the investigation. After which both were taken into custody.
Advocate Rohan Dakshin argued on behalf of the Kochhar couple in the court. He said the court granted him bail on the ground that the arrest was illegal. Chanda and Deepak appeared before the CBI in compliance of the notice issued under Section 41A. Under this, if a person appears, he cannot be arrested unless it is found that he is tampering with the evidence.
In such a situation, the question arises that what is the section 41A of CrPC that is being talked about? What did the Bombay High Court say in this matter? Let’s understand…